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Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference on Negative Impact of #GOPTaxScam on Veterans

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Senator Tammy Duckworth, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congresswoman Julia Brownley at a press conference with veterans’ advocates to highlight the negative impacts of the #GOPTaxScam on veterans.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi Opening Remarks. Good afternoon, everyone.  Thank you for being here.  I am very honored that we are joined by Senator Duckworth, our former c...
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NEW POLL: American People Aren’t Falling for GOP Tax Scam

Every day, we see new evidence that the American people overwhelmingly oppose the GOP tax scam. According to a new Marist Poll: 52% of Americans say the GOP tax scam will mostly hurt their personal family finances. 60% of Americans who earn less than $...

Pelosi Statement on the Anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement marking the second anniversary of the historic Paris Climate Agreement: “Two years ago, the nations of the world came together to take historic, far-reaching action to affirm our shared commitment to leave future generations with a planet that is healthy and sustainable.  Since then, every nation on the planet has accepted the challenge of limiting carbon pollution and embraced the goal of ...

Pelosi Statement on the Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following the tragic and sudden passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee: “It was with great sadness that my family and I received the heartbreaking news of the passing of a dear friend and extraordinary leader, Mayor Ed Lee.  All who knew Mayor Lee understood him as a true gentleman of great warmth, positivity and kindness.  His passing is not only a tragic official loss for our city but also a profo...

Pelosi Statement on the Passing on San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following the tragic and sudden passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee: “It was with great sadness that my family and I received the heartbreaking news of the passing of a dear friend and extraordinary leader, Mayor Ed Lee.  All who knew Mayor Lee understood him as a true gentleman of great warmth, positivity and kindness.  His passing is not only a tragic official loss for our city but also a profo...

CA Families Face Spiraling Consequences Under GOP Tax Scam

Next week, California’s 14 House Republicans could cast the deciding votes in whether the GOP tax scam becomes law – a scam with uniquely devastating consequences for California’s families in particular. Why would these members vote for a bill that is so clearly damaging for their state and contrary to the best interests of their constituents? While House Majority Leader ...

Pelosi Sends Letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Urging Him to Delay Decision to End Net Neutrality Until Public Hearings Are Held

Washington, D.C. – Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, urging him to delay the decision to dismantle net neutrality until the FCC has held open public hearings across the nation. As Leader Pelosi writes, “The dismantling of net neutrality is an initiative of significant magnitude, and should not be done without a single public hearing for entrepreneurs, engineers and engaged citizens. … On b...

Pelosi Statement on November Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Labor Department announced that the economy created 228,000 jobs in November, with little change in wage growth: “November’s jobs report reveals that hard-working Americans still aren’t getting the bigger paychecks they deserve.  Even with full control of the House, Senate and White House, Republicans have still failed to deliver on their promise of higher wages for working families....

Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on White House Meeting

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement after the Congressional Leadership met with the President at the White House: “We had a productive conversation on a wide variety of issues.  Nothing specific has been agreed to, but discussions continue. “Democrats continue to press for action on the urgent, bipartisan priorities before Congres...

Need We Say More?

ATTENTION ALL REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS! According to a new CBS poll: 69% of Americans say the GOP tax scam helps the wealthy. 54% of Americans say the GOP tax scam favors big donors. 61% of Americans say Medicare and Social Security cuts will ultimately pay ...

GOP Wants to Make Richest 1 Percent Even Richer

New data reveals the richest 1 percent in America now owns 40 percent of the country’s wealth – higher than at any point in the past 50 years. And Republicans are setting out to further exacerbate the wealth inequality by handing 62 percent of the benefits of the GOP ...

Pelosi Statement on House Passage of Stunningly Dangerous Gun Bill

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement after Republicans voted 231 – 198 for a radical gun bill that would force each state to accept the concealed carry standards of every other state, a bill strongly opposed by many law enforcement organizations, mayors, public health officials, religious groups and other organizations: “Today, House Republicans voted to deliver an early Christmas gift to the NRA by throwing open the door to ...

Pelosi Floor Speech on the Passing of Naomi Lauter

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor on the House of Representatives following the death of Naomi Lauter.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the extraordinary life and legacy of my dear friend Naomi Lauter, who died on December 4 in her beloved San Francisco.  Naomi lived her life in the spirit on Tikkun Olam, dedicated to making the world ...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference with House Democratic Seniors Task Force on Impact of GOP Tax Scam on Older Americans

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Jan Schakowsky and Doris Matsui at a press conference highlighting the devastating impacts of the GOP tax scam on older Americans. Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi. Thank you, [Congresswoman] Jan Schakowsky.  Thank you all. Thank you Jan Schakowsky and [Congresswoman] Doris Matsui, the Co-Chairs of our task force for their relentless, daily, minute-to-minut...

Pelosi Statement on Southern California Wildfires

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement regarding the latest California wildfires: “Today, our prayers go to the thousands of families affected by the fires raging throughout southern California.  Americans everywhere send our deepest condolences to all who have lost their homes and businesses and whose lives have been upended by this latest disaster.  The firefighters and first responders standing on the front lines of these blazes dese...

Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration Declaration on Jerusalem

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: “The United States and Israel share an unbreakable bond built on mutual values.  Together in friendship we have supported efforts enabling Israeli and Palestinian leaders to find a way forward toward a just and durable two-state solution with two people living side-by-side in peace and security. “Jerusale...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference on the Impact of the #GOPTaxScam on Children and Families

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined House Democrats and advocates from MomsRising for a press conference on the negative impact of the #GOPTaxScam on children and families.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.  Good morning, everybody.  It’s a special day for us because we have some very special guests.  We have representatives to the future, representatives to a future we will never see but they will and they will carry ...

Pelosi, Hoyer Joint Statement on Impeachment Resolution

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released this statement about their decision to vote to table Congressman Al Green’s resolution calling for the impeachment of President Trump: “Congress faces a vast set of urgent, overdue priorities for the American people.  Democrats are firmly focused on taking real, effective steps to improve the lives of hard-working Americans and defeating Republicans’ cruel barrage of attacks on ...

Pelosi Statement on Immediate Retirement of Congressman John Conyers, Jr.

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the immediate retirement of Congressman John Conyers, Jr.: “Congressman Conyers has served in the Congress for more than five decades, and shaped some of the most consequential legislation of the last half century.  But no matter how great the legacy, it is no license to harass or discriminate. “The brave women who came forward were owed the justice of this announcement.  Now, ...

Republicans, Have You Seen These Numbers?

The American people are making it loud and clear: they overwhelmingly oppose the GOP tax scam. As Republicans put finishing touches on their terrible tax bill this week, a newly-released Quinnipiac poll shows Americans are not falling for their antics: the GOP tax scam will raise taxes on tens of millions of middle class families in order to hand deficit-exploding giveaways to the wealthies...