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At CNN’s #PelosiTownhall, Leader Pelosi Speaks About Democrats’ Ambitious A Better Deal Agenda

Tonight, Leader Pelosi joined Chris Cuomo for CNN’s Live Pelosi Town Hall.  The Leader spoke about the Democrats’ bold economic agenda for the future A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future which aims to increase wages, while lowering costs for hard-working families.  She highlighted the energy throughout the country mobilizing in support of this alternative to the GOP’s raw deal. In addit...
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Pelosi Remarks at MomsRising Press Conference Calling for an End to Family Separation

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined House and Senate Democrats, and immigrant, women and family advocates for a press conference calling on Secretary Kirsten Nielsen and the Trump Administration to end its family destruction policy.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.  Thank you very much Donna and thank you to MomsRising for bringing us all together.  [Referencing a baby crying]  Hear that beautiful sound, the sound of th...

Pelosi Remarks at Gun Violence Prevention Task Force’s Forum with Young Leaders and Students

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force forum to hear proposals from young leaders and students.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.  Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman [Thompson].  Thank you for your leadership of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and so many Members of that task force and other Members of Congress who are here – all Democrats – I wish it were bipartisan.  I know...

Pelosi Statement on CBO Report Showing GOP Sabotage is Raising Americans’ Health Care Costs

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the new CBO report which finds that premiums in the individual market will be going up by an average of 15 percent in 2019 and three million more Americans will lose health coverage, mostly caused by GOP health care sabotage: “Every day, the costs of the Republicans’ cynical sabotage campaign in the lives of the American people become clearer.  A year’s worth of spiteful GOP sabotage means that...

#GOPTaxScam Gives Big Breaks to Drug Companies Hiking Prices

‘You’ll be seeing drug prices falling very substantially in the not-too-distant future,’ President Trump promised the American people over and over again. However, in the first year of the Trump Administration, 16 of the 20 most-used prescription drugs in the U.S. actually soared in price by mostly double digits, generating a jaw-dropping $81.8 ...

Pelosi, Schumer Urge DOJ and FBI to Hold Bipartisan Gang of Eight Briefing on Sensitive Documents in Place of Partisan Meeting

House and Senate Leaders Urge Justice Department Officials to Reconsider Holding Meeting Regarding Sensitive Investigative Documents Pelosi, Schumer: If Meeting Happens, It Should Be Bipartisan Gang of Eight Briefing, Not Partisan Meeting Washington, D.C. – Today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer urged Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray to abandon plans to...

MEMO: Trump’s Toxic Team: Polluting the water we drink and the air we breathe

Trump’s Toxic Team Polluting the water we drink and the air we breathe The Trump Administration is perpetuating an unprecedented culture of corruption, cronyism and abuse of taxpayer money .  Nowhere is that more visible – or more damaging – than in the Trump Toxic Team’s sell-out of our environment to their polluter donors. The Trump Toxic Team is beholden to their spe...

Pelosi Floor Remarks in Opposition to Dodd-Frank Rollback Bill

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives to voice her opposition to S. 2155, Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, that would deregulate large financial institutions and dismantle important consumer protections enacted as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi. Thank you very much...

Pelosi Statement on Upcoming Trump Administration and Congressional Republican Meeting

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the White House announced a meeting between Trump Administration officials and Chairmen Gowdy and Nunes on the President’s demand for an investigation of the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation: “President Trump’s demands for a wholly unwarranted investigation of the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation are a grave assault on the independence of law...

Pelosi Statement on GOP Congress Shutting Down Democracy, Breaking All-Time Closed Rule Record

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement as the 115th Republican Congress broke the all-time record for the most bills considered under closed rules that prevent Members of Congress from offering amendments that address dangerous flaws in GOP legislation or that deliver on key priorities of American families: “House Republicans are desperate to prevent the priorities of the American people from receiving a up or down vote in the Pe...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Event to Unveil ‘Better Deal’ Proposal to Increase Teacher Pay and Make Investments in America’s Schools  

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House and Senate Democrats and education advocates for a press event to unveil another critical tenet of Democrats’ economic agenda, ‘A Better Deal.’  A Better Deal for Teachers would help increase teacher pay, protect teachers’ freedom to negotiate, and provide significant funding to improve the service...

As Teacher Marches And Protests Sweep The Country, House & Senate Democratic Leaders Unveil New “Better Deal” Proposal To Provide Major Boost In Teacher Pay And Make Investments In America’s Schools

As Teachers Across The Country Are Making Their Voices Heard, Democrats Propose Major Increase In Federal Funding To Boost Teacher Pay & Rebuild Schools Dems: America’s Teachers Deserve A Better Deal Washington, DC – Today House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by Randi Weingarten, President of the Americ...

Pelosi Statement on Harvey Milk Day

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in observance of Harvey Milk Day in the state of California, in honor of what would have been the 88th birthday of the slain civil rights leader and San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk: “On Harvey Milk Day, Americans in San Francisco, throughout California and across the country celebrate the life and legacy of a man who believed in the transformative power of hope.  Harvey Milk dare...

USA Today Op-Ed: Democrats have a better deal for teachers and our kids, too: Chuck Schumer & Nancy Pelosi

By: Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi Democrats would invest in teacher pay, modern classrooms, special ed and low-income schools, and pay for it all. We’d also protect collective bargaining. For the better part of the 20th century, being a teacher in America meant being a part of the middle class. You worked hard and you received decent pay and benefits, enough to afford a home, a car, a vacation and raise a family. But for the past 20 years...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Event to Unveil A Better Deal for Our Democracy

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined House and Senate Democrats for a press event to introduce A Better Deal for Our Democracy. This agenda focuses on taking back the power from special interests and getting rid of the pay-to-play culture of corruption, cronyism and incompetence embodied by the Trump Administration, which has led to political dysfunction and a raw deal for the American people. Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi. ...

Dear Colleague: Vote No on Dodd-Frank Rollback Bill

May 21, 2018   Dear Democratic Colleague, This week, the House is expected to consider S. 2155, a Senate-passed bill that would deregulate large financial institutions and dismantle important consumer protections enacted as part of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Pr...

House & Senate Democratic Leaders Unveil A Better Deal for Our Democracy

Washington, D.C. – Today, House and Senate Democrats held a press conference on the steps of the United States Capitol to unveil the newest plank of their bold economic agenda, A Better Deal for Our Democracy, to fix Washington’s broken political system and return to a government of, by and for the American people.  This new plank of Democrats’ A Better Deal agenda focuses on taki...

Washington Post: Democrats’ newest midterm pitch: A crackdown on corruption

By Mike DeBonis Democrats are preparing to highlight allegations of corruption surrounding the Trump administration — and a legislative agenda to prevent future abuses — as they continue rolling out their party platform ahead of November’s midterm elections. The first planks of the “A Bet...

Pelosi Commencement Address at Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, Massachusetts – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2018 graduates at Mount Holyoke College.  Below are the Leader’s remarks as delivered: Leader Pelosi.  Good morning graduates!  Thank you to President [Sonya] Stephens for your overwhelming comments in that commendation.  I accept all of those beautiful thoughts on behalf of so many people that worked so hard to make those accomplishments possible.  ...

Pelosi Statement on the Nomination of Robert Wilkie for VA Secretary

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement on President Trump’s abrupt announcement that Robert Wilkie will be nominated for Secretary of Veterans Affairs: “The Trump Administration’s continued failure to ensure steady, qualified leadership across the VA has undermined its ongoing transformation of care for our nation’s veterans.  It is yet another troubling sign of the White House...