Univisión — Op-ed by Nancy Pelosi, Luis V. Gutiérrez & Zoe Lofgren: As Presidents before Him, Obama Has Authority to Act
Last year, the Senate passed a bipartisan measure to repair our broken immigration system and strengthen our economy. That bill would be law today, but Republican leaders in the House refused to allow a vote. Consequently, President Obama promised to use his authority under existing law to achieve reform. We do not know exactly what the President will do or when he will announce it, but we are confident he will act.
“Today, our country has lost one of our greatest urban leaders. Tom Menino stands as a singular figure in the history of Boston – this great American city’s longest serving, and first ever Italian-American mayor.”
“When disaster strikes, Congress has a responsibility to stand behind the victims and to help our communities bounce back stronger than ever. American families deserve to know that their government will be there for them, without question and without hesitation.”
Pelosi Spokesman Statement on Latest Law Firm Dumping Speaker Boehner’s Lawsuit Against President Obama
Washington, D.C. – Drew Hammill, spokesman for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, released this statement after a second law firm dumped Speaker Boehner’s proposed lawsuit against President Obama: “Speaker Boehner cannot find a single lawyer in the entire country – even at $500… Continue
“Five years ago today, President Obama’s signature on the Hate Crimes Prevention Act toppled a barrier between lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and justice. With this law, our nation affirmed that no one should suffer persecution, discrimination, or violence because of who they are, who they love, where they come from, how they look, or what they believe.”
GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy desperately wants to prove that the GOP has the ability to work on behalf of the American people but as his partisan wish list highlighted in POLITICO yesterday shows more of the same including “new drilling on public lands” and “the House out of session on days besides Friday.”
First, Republicans had no clue how much their frivolous lawsuit would end up costing American taxpayers’ money. Then, the partisan $500 taxpayer dollars an hour big shot GOP lawyer they initially hired bailed on them. Now, it turns out Speaker Boehner and… Continue
For all the talk about their so-called, lame 46-jobs bills, Speaker Boehner and the House Republicans got a rude awakening this week: there are…‘Just not many’ jobs in the GOP jobs plan.
In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we wanted to remind you of Speaker Boehner’s lame lip service on immigration a year ago today.
Earlier today, GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy issued out a memo to Members of the Republican Conference, highlighting the new GOP manufactured crisis: undermine the crucial work of federal agencies in the 114th Congress.