March 10, 2014
March 7, 2014
March 7, 2014
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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 Paul Blumenthal appeared in The Huffington Post highlighting the House Democrats' unveiling of the "Government by the People Act," which removes the influence of money in politics, and detailing the leadership of Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) and House Democratic Members towards reforming campaign finance laws.
February 5, 2014
The following op-ed by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman John Sarbanes appeared in The Washington Post highlighting the impact of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, underscoring the influence of money in politics, and detailing House Democrats' "the Government by the People Act."
February 5, 2014
The following essay by former Rep. Susan Molinari appeared in POLITICO's "Women Rule" series detailing Leader Pelosi's tenacious and tireless efforts on behalf of women and families as Speaker and Leader in the House of Representatives.
December 4, 2013
The following essay by Cyndi Lauper appeared in POLITICO's "Women Rule" series celebrating Leader Pelosi's record of advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community and paying tribute to the Leader's work to advance women's rights.
November 26, 2013
The following article by Christina Pazzanese appeared in the Harvard Gazette highlighting the Leader's appearance at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, detailing the Leader's accomplished career in public service and recognizing her pioneering efforts to advance the agenda of women everywhere.
November 1, 2013
Pelosi Floor Speech on the Proposed Bipartisan Budget Agreement and the Expiration of Unemployment Benefits
“Failing to extend unemployment benefits will cost us 200,000 jobs other the next year. We can't do that. A recent report shows that extending UI instead would produce 300,000 jobs. So again, this money is spent immediately, injects demand into the economy, creates jobs, grows the economy, as well as honoring our social compact that we have with the American people."
December 12, 2013
“And perhaps part of his legacy is the sacrifice that he made for our country – the inspiration that was intensified by that sacrifice. And may we always remember it, and may we always remember what he said: ‘The light from that fire shall truly light the world. The glow from that fire can truly light the world.’ May God bless the memory of President John F. Kennedy and his family. May we draw strength from his legacy and vision. May God always bless the country he loved and led, the United States of America, and all who serve it."
November 21, 2013
“Thank you for taking a chance, for coming to Washington to serve Tip at the invitation of Joe Moakley – what legends – and for serving us all with grace, good humor, and dedication throughout your tenure in the House of Representatives. Though you’re leaving us on a day-to-day basis, I hope you will be no stranger to us and hope that you return on many occasions. Thank you, Barry Sullivan."
November 20, 2013
“Today, the Congress will pass legislation to extend our global AIDS investment. Even in these difficult fiscal times, we know that cutting back is a false economy that costs us more in the future. HIV/AIDS is still adapting and so must we. It's a very resourceful virus. It just keeps mutating and finding ways and we have to be as resourceful or more resourceful in our fight against it."
November 19, 2013
“And I hope the message that comes out of this Congress is: there's a discussion going on, but there's a values decision that has been made in favor of the American people – that if we have to thread a needle to get a result, let's do that. But let's not unravel the whole sweater, because that would not be a comfort to the American people. So, let's act to strengthen, not weaken. Let's vote ‘no’ on the Upton bill. Thank you. I yield back the balance of my time.”
November 15, 2013
House Democratic Motions to Recommit during the 113th Congress.
January 23, 2013
House Democratic Motions on the Previous Question during the 113th Congress.
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