“With the departure of Miles Lackey, Congress is losing a deeply-trusted voice and a dedicated public servant. During his nearly three decades of service in the House, Senate and executive branch, Miles’s wisdom, creativity and determination have helped secure vital progress for hard-working families.”
“May is Jewish American Heritage Month, an opportunity to celebrate Jewish Americans’ enduring contributions to our shared American story. By answering a sacred call to repair the world, Jewish Americans have made America more American by being at the forefront of advocacy for equality of opportunity for all, confronting bigotry in all its forms, and embracing the highest ideals of our nation.”
“Our bipartisan delegation travels to Mexico, Peru and Chile to discuss the importance of enhancing security, combating transnational crime, advancing human rights and further strengthening bilateral relations,” said Leader Pelosi.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates the beautiful cultures, monumental achievements, and rich contributions that Asian American, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have made to the rich fabric of our country.
So this is who’s here on a Friday morning. I guess you’re all worn out from taking your children to work yesterday. Wasn’t that glorious? Isn’t it beautiful to see the future right there before our eyes? It’s my favorite day. I wish every day could be Take Your Children to Work day. It was so great. It was a good day, too, because we had a very strong Democratic vote in support of the fiduciary rule, of Rule 2, protect and strengthen retirement security, and for the confidence of millions of Americans as they invest for their future, for their pensions, for their retirement. I don’t even know why the Republicans would put forth a measure to undo that. It had such broad support in the private sector.
Pelosi Remarks at Press Availability Following Meeting on Department of Labor Conflict of Interest Rule
“The Conflict of Interest Retirement Investment Rule – also known as the Fiduciary Rule. Hard-working Americans should be able to trust their financial advisor to protect their retirement future. But that’s not always been the case. Conflicted advice – well, I won’t go into it, let’s just talk on the positive side as to where we are.”
Now, the Equality Act opens up the Civil Rights Act. That is not done casually in our country. To alter the Civil Rights Act is a very big deal, but it is the right thing to do. It’s about who we are as a country.
“The issue of public health is a compact that we have among the people of our country and the public sector – to be there to protect, to prevent, to keep our country healthy. As you said, Mr. Leader, two months ago, the President made a full request for Zika funding. Five weeks ago on a Wednesday before we left for Easter break, we called upon the Republicans in the House of Representatives not to leave for that long three week break in the House without having funding for Zika, for Flint, for opioids. Just focusing on Zika right now, what we know is that there are already 900 Americans – more than 80 pregnant women with confirmed cases of Zika in our own country. We’re headed to another week of recess which we should not take unless we act.”
“Harry Wu will forever be remembered for his courage in confronting oppression, injustice, and the brutal human rights abuses perpetuated against political prisoners in his native China. With his passing, the world has lost a global champion for freedom and democracy.”
Pelosi Dear Colleague Urging a ‘No’ Vote on GOP’s Resolution to Disapprove of DoL’s Conflict of Interest Retirement Investment Rule
H.J. Res. 88 represents an unwarranted intervention in the independent regulatory process that would deny millions of hard-working Americans the updated consumer protections that best protect their retirement security.