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For Cost of Estate Tax Repeal, GOP Could Buy Everyone a Pony

Over the weekend, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin admitted the GOP proposal to repeal the Estate Tax would ‘disproportionately help rich people.’ Here’s what that would look like: CAP: For the Cost of Repealing the Estate Tax, Congress Could Buy Everyone in Ame...
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Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Health Care Com

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement after President Trump held a press availability this afternoon in which he highlighted his decision to end the cost-sharing reduction payments required under the Affordable Care Act: “While President Trump brags about his health care sabotage, hard-working families are suffering.  Just today, the Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner announced that the President’s decision to end cost-sharing reduct...

President Trump Still Doesn’t Understand How ‘Complicated’ Health Care Is

BREAKING NEWS: Pennsylvanians to pay 30 percent MORE for health insurance because of President Trump & GOP Congress. PA Insurance Commissioner says after Trump’s decision to end CSR payments, rates for individual and small group health insurance going up 30%: “It is with great regret that I must announce approved rates that are substantially h...

Trump Ramps Up Campaign to Destroy Americans’ Health Care

The American people have rejected Trumpcare again and again, but President Trump won’t be persuaded to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and ensure millions of Americans continue to have access to quality, affordable coverage.  With a quick flourish of his pen, President Trump is doubling down on his efforts to sabotage the ACA – singlehandedly hiking health premiums with his executive actions less than 3 weeks before open enrollment starts on November 1.  Edi...

On ABC’s This Week, Leader Pelosi Blasts President Trump for Going Rogue on Health Care, Iran Nuclear Agreement

This morning, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos to discuss President Trump’s shameful decision to cut off Cost-Sharing Reduction payments, which would spike premiums by at least 20 percent for working families.  She called on the White House to follow the bipartisan efforts of Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander to improve health care by strengthening the Affordable Care Act. Leader Pelos...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Following the Trump Administration’s Decision on Iran Nuclear Agreement, Health Care Sabotage

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held a press conference today following President Trump’s decision on Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and his shameful decision to cut off the Cost-Sharing Reduction payments required under the Affordable Care Act, a spiteful decision that will cause health premiums to spike by at least 20 percent for hard-working Americans.  Below is a transcript of the press conference:   Leader Pelosi Opening Remarks...

AP: Pelosi says Congress should weigh policy change on nukes

WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested Thursday the U.S. should revisit its policy on nuclear weapons to institute a “no first use” protocol. That would mean the U.S. would not unleash nuclear weapons unless another country did first. The California Democrat insisted her proposal had nothing to do with President Donald Trump even though it comes in the wake of Trump’s bellicose threats against North Korea and his reported suggestion that the nation’s nuclea...

Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on News Reports President Trump Will Cut Off Vital ACA Payments, Spike Premiums

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement after news reports that President Trump will unilaterally cut off the Cost-Sharing Reduction payments required under the Affordable Care Act, thereby increasing Americans’ health premiums by 20 percent or more: “Sadly, instead of working to lower health costs for Americans, it seems President Trump will singlehanded...

Transcript of Weekly Pelosi Press Conference

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference today.  Below is a transcript of the press conference: Leader Pelosi Opening Remarks Leader Pelosi.  Good morning, everyone.  Let’s see how much we can get done in 20 minutes.  I’ll try to be brief with my answers.  I’ll try. So here we are.  It’s such a sad time for us in California with the wildfires.  Mother Nature is really raging ...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Event on the Ryan-McConnell Middle Class Tax Hike From Ending the State & Local Tax Deduction

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Ways & Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) and heartland House Democrats in highlighting the disastrous effects of the Ryan-McConnell plan to end the state and local tax deduction, raising taxes on families across America.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.  Good afternoon, everyone. I thought that we were going to be led, and we will momentarily, in this presentation b...

Pelosi Names Conferees to National Defense Authorization Act Conference

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today named House Democrats to serve on a conference committee of the House and Senate versions of the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “Democrats stand for a strong and smart national defense,” said Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.  “Unfortunately, Republicans are sending a defense authorization bill to conference that fails to honor our obligations to our men and women in uniform.  Once again, Repub...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Event Unveiling Bill to Defend Title IX

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Congresswoman Jackie Speier and the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group to unveil the Title IX Protection Act, a bill to codify the 2011 campus sexual assault guidance and 2014 Question and Answers document on sexual violence issued by the Obama Administration and the 2001 guidance on sexual harassment, which was issued by the Clinton Administration and later reissued in 2006 under the Geo...

Pelosi Statement on Trump Executive Order to Sabotage Americans’ Health Care

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order designed to split the insurance risk pool to drive Americans into skeletal health insurance plans and spike premiums on Americans with pre-existing conditions: “Thanks to President Trump’s executive sabotage, the millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions could lose access to the affordable health coverage they and their families rely...

Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Tax Speech in Pennsylvania

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following President Trump’s speech on the Ryan-McConnell tax plan in Pennsylvania.  The GOP plan to end the State and Local Tax deduction could raise hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania families’ tax exposure by an average of more than $11,000. “Today in Pennsylvania, President Trump pushed the same old trickle-down fairy tale that fills the pockets of the richest while abandoning hard-workin...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference in Support of DREAMers

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Members of Congress, DREAMers, and advocates representing the faith and business communities at a press conference to bring further attention to the ongoing fight to protect DREAMers and pass the bipartisan DREAM Act.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.  Thank you, Madam Chair [Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham].  Thank you for your kind words and for your tremendous leadership, more importantl...

Pelosi Remarks at Energy and Commerce, Health Subcommittee Hearing on Testimony and Proposals on the Opioid Crisis

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks at the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee Hearing on ‘Testimony and Proposals on the Opioid Crisis.’  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Thank you, Mr. Chairman [Michael Burgess].  Thank you, Representative [Markwayne] Mullin for your courtesy.  I really came here to listen as well as to convey some thoughts. This is only the second time I have testified as Leader or Speaker ...

Pelosi Statement on Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement after Democrats received a high-level briefing from Former Secretary of State John Kerry, Former Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, Former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, Ambassador Gérard Araud, Ambassador Kim Darroch, Ambassador Peter Wittig and Ambassador David O’Sullivan on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the Iran N...

Truth About Trump Agenda: Key Numbers for Keystone Families

There is one undisputed fact we know about President Trump: he’s all about the numbers, big numbers.  From TV ratings, the NFL’s tax breaks, and even his IQ. As he heads to Pennsylvania today, we wanted to remind President Trump of three numbers that show how his devastating agenda has endangered local families: 764,800...

Pelosi Statement on New Disaster Relief Package

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement on a new disaster relief package providing emergency funding for hurricane and wildfire relief: “The updates to the disaster relief package provide urgently-needed assistance for the families and communities ravaged by recent and unprecedented natural disasters.  House Democrats are pleased that this bill provides a significant, $1 billion increase over the Administration’s request for the Disaste...

Pelosi Statement on National Coming Out Day

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement celebrating National Coming Out Day: “Each National Coming Out Day, we celebrate the incredible progress the LGBT community has made to ensure that full equality is shared by all, no matter who they are or whom they love. Today, we also reaffirm our support for the men and women still living in the shadows and pledge to work toward a future where all are free to live their authentic lives. “...