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“It is unconscionable that the House has not acted to renew emergency unemployment insurance,” wrote Leader Pelosi. “Never before has Congress allowed emergency unemployment insurance to expire while long-term unemployment rates have remained so high.”
Thursday, April 17, 2014
“Basil Paterson was an icon, an inspiration, and an idealist – a source of pride to his family and a leader of principle and perseverance for the people of New York and our entire country. A pioneer from start to finish, he helped reshape politics in Harlem and advance the cause of justice throughout his beloved city and state."
Thursday, April 17, 2014
“In response to the President’s renewed call for action on comprehensive immigration reform, Congressman Cantor once again offered only excuses for inaction. With 30 House Republicans on the record in support of comprehensive reform, Rep. Cantor’s ridiculous statement this evening confirms that the Republican leadership continues to stand in the way of legislation that would pass the House immediately if allowed to come to the floor."
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will deliver commencement addresses this year at UC Berkeley and Bard College.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
“The American people are sick and tired of House Republican obstruction, and House Democrats are demanding a vote. With 200 cosponsors of bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform in the House, and 30 Republicans who have expressed public support for reforming our broken immigration system, the votes are there."
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
“Today, in Boston and across the country, we stand united – sharing in prayers for the continued recovery of the victims and their families, and for a future free from fear. We will continue to work to those ends, and ensure that our efforts honor the perseverance and resilience of a city that is truly Boston Strong.”
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
“Today’s CBO report is good news for both the physical and fiscal health of our nation. Just weeks after cresting the milestone of 7.5 million Americans enrolled in quality, affordable coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces, the CBO report finds that the Affordable Care Act continues to surpass expectations."
Monday, April 14, 2014
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those lost yesterday at the Jewish Community Center in Kansas City. This tragedy struck the heart of a community, targeting its youth and its seniors, simply because of their faith."
Monday, April 14, 2014
“Sylvia Mathews Burwell is a rigorous, energetic, and experienced leader with sterling credentials and unparalleled determination. Director Burwell is one of the best and brightest public servants in government today, and she is a terrific choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services."
Friday, April 11, 2014
“From day one, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has remained laser-focused on a single purpose: to make health care a right, not a privilege, for all Americans. Her leadership has been forceful, effective, and essential."
Thursday, April 10, 2014