“A budget, as a statement of values, is a good place to look to judge a country for its character.”
Transcript of Pelosi, House Democratic Leaders Press Conference Today Concluding the Democratic Issues Conference
“The middle class: the true job creator. That is our message to the American people. The squeeze on the middle class is a squeeze on our economy.”
Pelosi Statement on New Chairwoman of the Task Force on Election Reform and House Ethics Committee Members for the 114th Congress
“Americans expect a government that is honest, transparent and responsive. We are proud that Congresswoman Donna Edwards will continue Congressman John Larson’s efforts on the Task Force on Election Reform to build a better politics that strengthens citizens’ faith in the institution of Congress.”
“Former DHS Secretaries Tom Ridge, Michael Chertoff, and Janet Napolitano have joined a bipartisan chorus in an urgent call for Republicans to put forward a clean DHS funding bill.”
“In 2009, on this day, President Obama made the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act the first bill he signed into law, restoring the right of women and other workers to challenge pay discrimination in court.”
“For too long, the draconian cuts of the sequester have strangled our investments to keep America #1 in the global economy and to ensure our national security. Republicans’ insistence on these unbalanced and irresponsible cuts has cost jobs and slowed our economy.”
Transcript of Pelosi, House Democratic Leaders Press Conference Today at Democratic Issues Conference
But the impact on the paychecks of America’s workers is the standard that we will use. And we will have some discussions about that, maybe not so much here, but on ongoing.
“I am confident that the Supreme Court will issue the only ruling consistent with the text and structure of the ACA: ruling that premium tax credits are available to every eligible taxpayer in the nation.”
“Republicans control both houses of Congress, but Speaker Boehner still doesn’t have the wherewithal to legislate. House Republicans’ latest lawsuit against the President is an embarrassing admission of failure.”
We are very proud of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. He put forth an agenda for middle income economics – middle class economics in sharp contrast to the trickle down economics that the Republicans have been advocating. He put forth an agenda of bigger paychecks, better infrastructure, which is something that the American people have told us they want.