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Pelosi Statement on Trump’s New ‘Dirty Power Scam’

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration announced its plan to reverse the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan that limited the levels of pollution from electricity generation: “The Trump Administration’s disdain for the clean air our children breathe and the clean water they drink knows no bounds.  This rule is a brazen special interest handout that poisons families’ health today, and threatens their se...
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Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Congressman Leonard Boswell

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the passing of former Congressman Leonard Boswell of Iowa: “Today, our country lost a leader of exceptional courage, compassion and character.  Congressman Leonard Boswell dedicated a lifetime to serving our country, both as a soldier and a statesman.  His passing is a great loss to the people of Iowa and to the nation, and is a source of heartbreak for all who were blessed to call him friend....

Pelosi Remarks at Moms Summit: Addressing the Needs of America’s Families in Houston

Washington, D.C – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee in Houston, Texas for a press conference following ‘Moms Summit: Addressing the Needs of America’s Families’, which featured panels on the health, economic security, and civic engagement and leadership of American women, with national leaders, academics and advocates. Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.  Thank you! Thank you very much Congresswoman Sheil...

Pelosi Statement on Sixth Anniversary of Implementation of DACA

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement marking the sixth anniversary of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative: “Today we celebrate six years since the DACA initiative was finally implemented, giving thousands of patriotic, courageous young men and women the opportunity to use their skills and dreams to strengthen and enrich our communities and our country.  These talented young people embody o...

Pelosi Statement on 83rd Anniversary of Social Security

Washington D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement marking the 83rd anniversary of Social Security, which was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 14, 1935: “For 83 years, Social Security has stood as the cornerstone of America’s commitment to our nation’s hard-working families and seniors.  Whether in retirement, disability or following the loss of a loved one, Social Security has guaranteed that a lifetime of hard...

New York Times Op-Ed: Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi?

Normally, a party that gives away $2 trillion without worrying about where the money will come from can buy itself at least a few votes. But Donald Trump’s tax cut remains remarkably unpopular, and Republicans barely mention it on the campaign trail — in fact, Democrats are running against the tax cut more than Republicans are running on it. Nor are Republicans talking much about Trump’s trade war, which also remains unpopular. What, th...

On MSNBC’s AM Joy, Leader Pelosi Calls for A Better Deal For the People

This morning, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Jonathan Capehart on MSNBC’s AM Joy to discuss House Democrats’ A Better Deal For The People agenda including proposals to clean up the Republicans’ culture of corruption, cronyism and incompetence in Trump’s Washington. Leader Pelosi also highlighted Democrats’ plan to lower health care costs and prescription drug prices, an...

On MSNBC’s AM Joy, Leader Pelosi Calls for A Better Deal For the People

This morning, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Jonathan Capehart on MSNBC’s AM Joy to discuss House Democrats’ A Better Deal For The People agenda including proposals to clean up the Republicans’ culture of corruption, cronyism and incompetence in Trump’s Washington. Leader Pelosi also highlighted Democrats’ plan to lower health care costs and prescription drug prices, an...

Pelosi Statement on One Year Since the Violence in Charlottesville

Washington D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement marking one year since the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia following protests by white supremacists: “One year ago, the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia became a scene of tragedy and terror.  The deadly acts of hatred and bigotry revealed to America and the world the vile and shameful reality of white supremacism in our country today.  President Trump’s  assertions of blame ...

Pelosi Statement on GOP Congressman Collins’ Suspended Re-Election Bid

Washington, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Republican Congressman Chris Collins of New York moved to suspend his re-election campaign following his arrest on multiple counts of securities fraud: “Speaker Ryan must call on Congressman Collins to resign.  No person is above the law, not the President nor his first supporter in Congress. “This insufficient and overdue announcement does little to drain the toxic cesspool of self-enr...

Pelosi Remarks at Transbay Transit Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined local officials and community members at the Transbay Transit Center for a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour. Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.  Thank you [former Mayor] Willie Brown.  What Willie meant when he said ‘any project’ is dirt to be turned – I always say to him, ‘If the community is together and there is consensus on a project, I can sell it in Washington by say...

GOP Finds Yet Another Way to Enrich Big Banks

As if the initial windfalls in the GOP tax scam for the rich weren’t enough, it looks like the Trump Administration just found another way to hand even more tax breaks to big banks and the wealthiest 1 percent. The fine print on a new Treasury Department rule issued by Steve Mnuchin states that “financial services” no longer include big banks – meaning thousands ...

Congressman Bobby Scott Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott of Virginia delivered the Weekly Democratic Address.  In this week’s address, Scott highlights Democrats’ Aim Higher Act, which gives every student the opportunity to earn a quality, debt-free degree or credential that leads to a rewarding career.  Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Address can be downloaded here. Below is a full tra...

Pelosi Statement on Trump’s Cronyism at VA

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on reports that President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago friends are secretly dictating policy at the Department of Veterans Affairs: “Veterans and military families were shocked and outraged to hear that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is being run by three Trump cronies with no U.S. military experience, and whose only qualification seem to be that they are dues-paying members of Mar-a-Lago. “The ...

Dear Colleague on A Call to Action: A Better Deal For Our Democracy

August 9, 2018 Dear Democratic Colleague, A key part of our For The People agenda is to CLEAN UP CORRUPTION to make Washington work for the American people.  The most recent revelations of corruption among the Trump Administration, his friends and the GOP Congress are a call to action that pr...

Pelosi Statement on Indictment and Arrest of Congressman Chris Collins

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the indictment and arrest of Congressman Chris Collins on charges related to securities fraud: “The charges against Congressman Collins show the rampant culture of corruption and self-enrichment among Republicans in Washington today.  The Ethics Committee must accelerate its own investigation into Congressman Collins’ illegal abuse of the public trust. “The American people des...

Pelosi Statement on President Trump Reinstating Sanctions on Iran

San Francisco — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump reimposed sanctions on Iran after exiting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear agreement: “Far from making us more safe, the President’s latest ill-informed attempt to dismantle the successful Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action makes America and our allies less secure.  This counterproductive action only diminishes America’s international credibility, erodes our relati...

Pelosi Statement on the 53rd Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement to mark the 53rd anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Act, which was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965: “Fifty-three years ago, our nation took a momentous step forward toward a future in which every person can enjoy their full, equal right to be heard at the ballot box when President Johnson signed into law the landmark Voting Rights Act.  As a core pillar of our democ...

Stagnant Wages, Slowing Job Growth

Concerning news. Today, as American workers’ wages continue to stagnate, the Department of Labor reports that job growth has slowed in July – while the wealthiest 1 percent and big corporations continue to hoard the benefits of the GOP Tax Scam for the rich. Wa...

Pelosi Statement on 11th Anniversary of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement to mark eleven years since the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act, passed by the Democratic Congress, was signed into law on August 3, 2007: “For years, the bipartisan, independent 9/11 Commission worked to fulfill its mandate to provide critical analysis of our government’s response to the deadly attacks on 9/11 and develop recommendations to guard against future attacks...