Tag: Affordable Health Care


Pelosi Statement on Retirement of Barry Rand from the AARP

“Barry will be missed among seniors, retirees, and Democrats in Congress. We wish him well in all of his future endeavors, and we know we will continue to benefit from his wisdom in the years to come. We congratulate Jo Ann Jenkins on her new role and look forward to working together to stand up for our nation’s seniors.”

Transcript of Pelosi Weekly Press Conference Today

“But the fact is that there is an opportunity – and the Senate is handling it so much better in terms of a two-year bill. Our budget – our Members have already voted on R&D tax credits, made permanent, offset by closing special interest loopholes in the law, not increasing the deficit, but including not only the R&D tax credits that we had this morning, but wind and solar for renewables, low income tax credit, Child Tax Credit – tax credits that inject demand into the economy, creating jobs. So in any event, again, a political move to bring that to the floor.”

Pelosi Statement on Permanent, Unpaid For Republican Tax Bill

“We need a more responsible and effective approach, like the one represented in the bipartisan two-year Senate tax extenders bill that provides critical support to teachers, students and homeowners. It is time for Republicans to stop ignoring hard working American families, and work with Democrats to create jobs, invest in innovation, and build an economy that works for everyone – not just the wealthy.”

Pelosi Statement on 8 Million Enrolled Through ACA

“Yet even as the Affordable Care Act keeps working to deliver health security to the American people, Republicans are working to destroy this law, and the personal and economic freedom it is providing to millions of students, seniors, entrepreneurs and families. Enough is enough. It is time for Republicans to seek treatment for their obsession with repealing the Affordable Care Act, and join Democrats to strengthen and improve its historic protections.”

Pelosi Statement on CBO Projection of Reduced Costs & Increased Coverage under the Affordable Care Act

“Evidence continues to mount that the Affordable Care Act is building a healthier and stronger future for our nation, improving the quality of care and holding down cost growth for millions of American families. Yet despite the savings the Affordable Care Act is realizing for middle-class families and for our nation, Republicans continue their desperate fixation with its repeal. It is long past time for Republicans to abandon their ceaseless assaults on the health coverage of millions of Americans, and join Democrats to ensure that in the United States of America, health care will be a right, not a privilege.”

Pelosi Statement on Nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Director Burwell will have big shoes to fill at Health and Human Services. Secretary Sebelius leaves a legacy of millions of Americans with newfound health security – women, children, seniors, workers, and families with new rights and better care. She leaves the Department of Health and Human Services with groundbreaking achievements to her name, and an American health care system strengthened as never before. Our nation owes her a great debt of gratitude, and we know that Director Burwell will continue her great legacy of leadership.”

Pelosi Statement on Passage of Ryan Republican Budget

“Democrats have a better plan: create jobs, strengthen the middle class, invest in the future, reduce the deficit, and build an economy that works for everyone. We should be renewing emergency unemployment insurance, raising the minimum wage, and passing comprehensive immigration reform that will grow our economy, empower small business, spur innovation, and reduce the deficit by nearly $900 billion. Republicans’ backwards priorities are the wrong path for our nation, and unworthy of the American people.”

Leader Pelosi Announces Report on How the Ryan Republican Budget Will Affect Californians

“Republicans’ broken priorities are the wrong path for our nation, and unworthy of the American people.” Leader Pelosi said. “This budget is nothing less than a road to economic ruin that betrays California’s seniors, students, workers, women and families. As this new report demonstrates, the Ryan Republican budget would have a devastating impact on California and the future of our nation.”

Pelosi Floor Speech in Opposition to the Ryan Republican Budget

“So by reason of treasure, by reason of heart, by reason of values, by reason of ethics, by reason of honoring our responsibility to the American people – a good strong ‘no’ on the Ryan Republican budget. It is a path to ruin. It is not a path to prosperity. Mr. Van Hollen’s budget is a about growth, about investment, about keeping America number one, about strengthening the middle class – which is the backbone of our democracy.”

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