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Governor Kasich on Trump and Republicans’ Failed Policies

The policies put forward to date by President Trump and Congressional Republicans are so absurd, even GOP Governor John Kasich has had enough. When asked today at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast about Trump’s skimpy tax reform plan, Kasich ...
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The White House Doesn’t Come with Training Wheels

This week, as we approach the 100th day of his presidency, President Trump proved once again that he’s out of his depth in the White House.  The unpredictable bluster and bravado that was a defining characteristic of Trump in the private sector becomes embarrassing and dangerous for the country when deployed by the President in the Oval Office. Case in point: this week alone, Trump and his Administration: Promised and then walked back a promise to pull out of NA...

Trump’s First 100 Days: Governing by Executive Order

It’s Day 99 of Trump’s presidency, and he has no accomplishments to show for it but a flurry of rushed executive orders to mask his failed legislative agenda.  Even with more executive orders signed in his first 100 days than any new administration since WWII, Trump has done almost nothing to improve the lives of hardworking Americans. POLITICO: ...

Transcript of Pelosi Press Conference Today

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference today on ‘Bring Your Children to Work Day.’  Below is a transcript of the press conference. Leader Pelosi.  Welcome, children.  We always do what we do here in recognition of our responsibility to our children.  As you know, Washington is a place so dedicated to honoring our Founders, and you see monuments and statues throughout the city and throughout the Capitol complex to tha...

Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s VA Executive Order

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Trump issued an Executive Order to create several new initiatives at the Department of Veterans Affairs, including establish an Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection. “We are glad to see President Trump sign an Executive Order to establish an Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the VA that Democrats have long-championed. “In the 1...

Washington Post: Here’s how congressional Democrats plan to mark Trump’s first 100 days

President Trump is the most unpopular president in modern history — and Democrats are hoping to keep it that way. While negotiating this week with the White House on a plan to avoid a government shutdown and strongly opposed to any new plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are planning to lead a series of events designed to call out Trump’s work and words on the economy, tra...

On CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, Leader Pelosi: Trump’s Grade on First 100 Days is ‘Incomplete’

This evening, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Jake Tapper on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper: The First 100 Days to review the broken promises in President Trump’s first 100 days in office, from his failure to present an infrastructure bill, to his tax plan which would devastate the middle class and working Americans. Leader Pelosi also highlighted that despite President Trump’s inaction to support American jobs, Democrats standby ready to work with Republica...

Pelosi Statement on FCC Plan to Unravel Net Neutrality

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following reports FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will move to reverse net neutrality law: “The internet must be a level playing field where success is founded on the best ideas, not the deepest pockets.  Yet once again, the Trump Administration is acting to stack the deck for the powerful special interests and against the interest of the public. “Dismantling net neutrality will chill competition, hu...

Pelosi Statement on Status of Omnibus Negotiations

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the White House confirmed Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments will continue: “Our major concerns in these negotiations have been about funding for the wall and uncertainty about the CSR payments crucial to the stability of the marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.  We’ve now made progress on both of these fronts. “More progress needs to be made on some of our ...

Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Tax Plan Outline

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the White House released the outline of President Trump’s tax plan: “The same Trickle Down Economics that undermined the middle class are alive and well in the President’s tax plan.  True to form, President Trump’s tax plan is short on details and long on giveaways to big corporations and billionaires. “Instead of focusing on hard-working families as he promised, Presid...

Pelosi Statement on Conversation with OMB Director Mulvaney

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after her conversation yesterday evening with OMB Director Mick Mulvaney: “Instead of working with Democrats to avert another disastrous Republican Government Shutdown, the Trump Administration is cruelly threatening to raise health premiums on millions of families.  Millions of Americans would see their out-of-pocket costs skyrocket and premiums would immediately be driven up by at least 1...

Pelosi Statement on GOP Amendment to Abandon Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on House Republicans’ new TrumpCare amendment to raise costs on Americans with pre-existing conditions, all while exempting the health coverage of Members of Congress and their staffers from the damage: “TrumpCare means higher costs, less coverage, gutting key protections, a crushing age tax, and stealing from Medicare – and Republicans continue to make it even more cruel and costly for ...

The latest TrumpCare is so bad Republican Members are exempting themselves from it

The latest iteration of TrumpCare, released last night by House Republicans, is somehow even more harmful to Americans than the one that failed a few weeks ago. Republicans’ cruel (and potentially illegal) bill would mean even higher costs...

Pelosi Statement After Judge Rejects Executive Order Cutting Off Funds For Sanctuary Cities

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after a federal judge blocked President Trump’s executive order to cut off federal funds to sanctuary cities: “Today’s ruling against President Trump’s executive order assault on sanctuary cities is a victory for public safety and effective policing strategies.  The Trump Administration’s attempt to withhold vital federal funds to bully communities into rounding up immigrants is unc...

President Trump’s Love-Hate Relationship with ‘100 Days’

Asked about the lack of progress during his first 100 days in office, President Trump brushed it off, saying, “It’s not very meaningful…Somebody put out the concept of a 100-day plan” – even though as candidate, he revealed his Contract with the American Voter outlining his 100-day action plan to make America...

President Trump’s Love-Hate Relationship with ‘100 Days’

Asked about the lack of progress during his first 100 days in office, President Trump brushed it off, saying, “It’s not very meaningful…Somebody put out the concept of a 100-day plan” – even though as candidate, he revealed his Contract with the American Voter outlining his 100-day action plan to make America...

Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Comments Regarding the Border Wall

San Francisco — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following President Trump’s comments walking back his insistence on funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall in an Omnibus spending package: “The President’s comments this evening are welcome news given the bipartisan opposition to the wall, and the obstacle it has been to the continuing bipartisan negotiations in the appropriations committees.  It’s time for Congress to act to m...

NEW POLL: Americans Strongly Support Independent Probe of Russian Election Interference

Two months ago, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed that investigating Trump-Russia ties is not something “that the American people care about.” “At some point, we get to a place where we’ve got to move on and start focusing on the things that the American people care about, and I don’t think this is ...

Pelosi Statement on the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement in remembrance of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide: “Today marks 102 years since the first acts of the Armenian Genocide.  In the years that followed, the leaders of the Ottoman Empire would carry out the murder of more than 1.5 million Armenian men, women and children. “Too often, the truth of these horrific events has been denied, yet the historical record is clear.  We...

On NBC’s Meet the Press, Leader Pelosi to House GOP: Burden to Keep Government Open is on You

This morning, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press to highlight the shocking lack of accomplishments during President Trump’s first 100 days in office and his broken promises to create jobs and present an infrastructure bill. She also hit the Trump Administration on the opposition Democrats and Republicans alike have for building and funding a border wall on the backs of taxpayers, and made clear that the burden of keeping the gove...