Washington, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released this statement following an attack that killed dozens and injured hundreds, many of them peaceful protestors from the Shiite ethnic Hazara minority in Kabul, Afghanistan: “The American people mourn the victims and pray… Continue
Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released this statement following attacks that killed and injured several people in Munich, Germany: “Today, Americans join the international community in mourning the loss of life, praying for the survivors, and uniting to… Continue
“Six years ago, the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ushered in a new era of financial security and consumer protection for hard-working Americans. Championed by House Democrats, Dodd-Frank strengthens our financial system, protects taxpayers from bailouts and consumers from marketplace abuses, and ensures that our financial system no longer rewards bad actors on Wall Street for their reckless behavior.”
“Paul and I are heartbroken by the passing of Congressman Mark Takai. In his service to America and the people of Hawaii, Congressman Takai embodied our nation’s highest ideals. In his fight against cancer, Mark showed the courage and strength that defined the wonderful person he was.”
Concerned citizens in Baton Rouge and across America must create communities where inclusion, justice and peace thrive.
So, Congress has refused to provide the robust emergency resources urgently needed. Governors of both parties have been some of the most powerful voices for the need for Congress to act on these public crises.
We especially – we mourn every loss, but let me especially mention two Americans identified among the dead: Sean Copeland of Austin, Texas and his 11 year old son. They were there on vacation, and they got caught in that attack. It’s an attack that came on Bastille Day, as you know, as they were watching fireworks and celebrating. And I thought one of the statements of one of the officials of France was particularly moving. He said, “In response to all of this, we will honor the values of July 14th.” We, too, in responding to it, should honor the values of July 4th. They were celebrating liberty, equality, fraternity and became a target. It’s so sad.
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding the declassification of redacted “28 pages” from the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001. Pelosi, the longest serving Member of… Continue
So often, we hear the quote about Martin Luther King saying that he dreamed of a nation where his children would be judged not by the color of their skin but of the content of their character.
Our sorrow is only deepened on this proud French holiday celebrating the revolutionary power of these simple ideas: liberté, équalité, fraternité.