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“Today, we commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, remembering the victims and honoring the survivors of one of the greatest atrocities of the 20th century. Too often, the truth of these horrific events has been denied, yet the historical record is clear: from 1915 to 1923, the leaders of the Ottoman Empire conceived and carried out a genocide against the Armenian people."
Thursday, April 24, 2014
“Congratulations and thank you to owners Peter Guber and Joe Lacob for bringing the Golden State Warriors home to San Francisco with a state-of-the-art, transit-friendly arena in Mission Bay."
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
“Today’s decision is another regrettable step by the Supreme Court to rig the political process against efforts to constitutionally advance diversity in our society."
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
“We cannot afford to deny the reality of climate change, or to roll back our commitment to a sustainable future for all the generations to come. Yet, all too often, our environment has come under direct assault from our Republican colleagues’ toxic political games. We will need to work together if we are to meet the challenge before us. On this Earth Day, let us embrace our shared stewardship of this planet, preserve our environment, strengthen our economy, and avert the crisis of global warming.”
Monday, April 21, 2014
“It’s another day and another milestone in the Affordable Care Act’s success in delivering quality, affordable health care to millions of Americans. Eight million Americans have found affordable health coverage through the marketplaces – joining the three million young adults who have been able to remain on their parents’ plans, and the millions more who are securing new coverage for themselves and their families through the expansion of Medicaid."
Thursday, April 17, 2014
“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