May 22, 2013
May 21, 2013
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As many continue to suffer from tough economic times and still too high rate of unemployment, American families and small businesses face additional hardship of record gas prices - averaging nearly $4.00 per gallon. This is causing both pain at the pump, as well as rising costs for food and other basic household goods. But Republicans want to keep handing taxpayer subsidies to Big Oil and pass 'Drill Only' bills that do nothing to ease the pain at the pump.
May 12, 2011
This week marks the first anniversary of the Affordable Care Act - a law that ensures all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care and significantly reduces long-term health care costs. The debate on health reform was often filled with frightening--and wrong--information. One year later, we check in on what happened and what didn't.
March 21, 2011
Since Enactment of Health Reform, There Have Been Nine Straight Months of Private Sector Job Growth - Adding 1.1 Million New Private Sector Jobs
January 18, 2011
Congressional Action Bolstered American Auto Industry: Saved Billions of Dollars, More than a Million American Jobs
According to a report released yesterday by the Center for Automotive Research, government action supporting the auto industry prevented a $26.8 billion loss to the American taxpayer and saved nearly 1.5 million American jobs.
November 18, 2010
Congressional Republicans are planning to unveil the 'new' GOP agenda tomorrow, 'A Pledge to America.' Early press reports indicate Republicans will promote more of the same failed policies
September 22, 2010
The following article by Jeremy Herb appeared in The Hill highlighting the commitment of Leader Pelosi and the House Democratic Caucus to resolving the veterans' disability claims backlog at the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
May 22, 2013
The following article by Richard McGregor appeared in the Financial Times detailing Leader Pelosi's accomplishments as Speaker of the House, her role as the most senior elected woman in American history, and her effective leadership of the House Democratic Caucus.
May 18, 2013
The following article by Darrell Smith appeared in the The Sacramento Bee highlighting Leader Pelosi's commencement address to the 2013 graduates of UC Davis’ Martin Luther King School of Law and her call to restore the nation’s middle class by addressing income inequality, investing in education, and narrowing the gap between the rich and poor.
May 18, 2013
The following article by Mike Lillis appeared in the The Hill discussing the investigation into the Internal Revenue Service and highlighting Leader Pelosi's emphasis on the need to reduce the role of money in politics.
May 17, 2013
The following article by Tarini Parti appeared in POLITICO highlighting Leader Pelosi's call for campaign finance reform in the wake of investigations into the IRS.
May 13, 2013
“So, I hope it is a comfort to the people of the region, that their loss is one that is shared, and mourned, by people across the world, certainly in our country, and definitely in this Congress of the United States. Whatever it is in our power to be helpful to them, we will do, and we will do quickly. And that most importantly, they will always, always, always, and ever, be in our prayers."
May 21, 2013
“Today, you graduate at a time when public service is not only commendable, it is essential; when our common values of fairness and equality must not only be restated, but they must be strengthened. We need now, is the courage – your courage – to face, confront, and overcome some of the challenges of our time, the challenges to our democracy. Today, these challenges are being reflected over the meaning of our Constitution at the highest court in the land..."
May 20, 2013
“First of all, it is our job to come here and act for the good of the American people. And right now the American people see that good as the creation of jobs. What is it, 134 days into this Congress? And the Republican majority has yet to put forth one bill, vote one bill out to create jobs, to have evasion. Here we are today with yet another one of their subterfuges: ‘let’s not talk about jobs. Let’s use up time.’ And that adds to – what has been up until now – $54 million dollars, 43, some days spent on this – the 37th effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. What we should be doing is what the Republicans have asked for: regular order, to go to the budget table, to reconcile the differences between the House and the Senate, so that we can put forth a product, a budget that creates jobs, that reduces the deficit, that strengthens the middle class..."
May 16, 2013
Pelosi Floor Speech Calling on House Republicans to Appoint Conferees to Meet Needs of American People & Address the Sequester
“So Members vote the way they’re going to vote on this, but recognize, recognize that this is not the way Congress should be meeting the needs of the American people. Let’s go to the conference. Mr. Speaker, appoint conferees so can end this mindless addressing the sequestration."
April 26, 2013
Pelosi Floor Speech in Support of Awarding Congressional Gold Medal to the Four Girls Killed at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing
“The names Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley remain seared in the hearts and minds of us today as painful reminders of a dark moment in our history. For their families, for their friends, for their loved ones, their loss in a bombing at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church would change their world forever. Yet, even at the time of great change across the country, little did we know that their deaths would change our world forever."
April 24, 2013
January 23, 2013
January 23, 2013
"So, in order to reignite the American Dream – that’s what we’re about – to build ladders of opportunity for those who want to work hard, play by the rules, take responsibility, to have those ladders have sides about small business and entrepreneurship and a strong and thriving middle class, we have work to do. And I have made a decision to submit my name to my colleagues to once again serve as the House Democratic Leader."
November 14, 2012
House Democratic Motions on the Previous Question during the 112th Congress.
October 5, 2012
House Democratic Motions to Recommit during the 112th Congress.
October 4, 2012