Tag: Foreign Affairs

Transcript of Pelosi Press Conference Today

“This week the number of Americans cut off from emergency unemployment insurance crested two million people – two million men and women who work hard, play by the rules, and lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Two million people cut off from unemployment benefits. Among those two million were close to 200,000 of our veterans who put their lives on the line to serve our country. We owe them a future and an economy worthy of their sacrifice. More than 150 Members have signed a letter asking Speaker Boehner to allow a vote, just give us a vote on UI in the name of our veterans struggling to find work.”

Pelosi Remarks at Press Availability with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

“Our strategic and mutually beneficial – to both our nations – partnership will only grow stronger as we uphold our promises of cooperation for Israel’s security: preserve and advance Israel’s qualitative military edge; maintain our drive for a comprehensive lasting peace agreement; and, as was your focus Mr. Prime Minister, prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, a threat not only to Israel and the region but to the United States and the world at large. You said the threat should be contained, can be contained – it must be contained.”

Pelosi Statement on Violence in Ukraine

“Ukrainians need a nation with both political and economic opportunity for its citizens. As their nation emerges from the present crisis, economic growth and development will be essential to achieving a future of peace and prosperity for the Ukrainian people.”

Pelosi Statement on 70th Anniversary of Repeal of Chinese Exclusion Act

“Once again, our nation has the opportunity to act to lift millions of hard-working immigrants out of the shadows and restore justice to our immigration laws. In the spirit of the anniversary we mark today – for Chinese Americans and all who trace their roots to points beyond our shores – we must heed the lessons of our past, answer the call of the present, and build a future of equality and opportunity across our country.”

Pelosi Floor Speech Honoring the Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela

“In California, I have to say, we take some ownership of the Mandela. The whole issue, whether it was stopping investments in South Africa and the rest – Ron Dellums was the champion of this; we’re proud of the role that we played in the great state of California. But it really is, again, in that same humility that is a virtue that we should all possess, that I come to this floor to even talk about such a great – we went from a village to a leader of a movement, to prison, to the presidency of South Africa.”

Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

“May the life of Nelson Mandela long stand as the ultimate tribute to the triumph of hope. May his story long remind us to always look forward with optimism to the future. May it be a comfort to his family, to his friends and loved ones, to the people of South Africa that so many mourn the loss of this extraordinary man and incredible leader at this sad time.”

Pelosi Floor Speech on the Twenty-Fifth World AIDS Day

“Our work is far from finished. HIV and AIDS is a really resourceful disease. That virus, ever mutating, just when you think that we have it in our sights, it changes. So, we have to be resourceful in our approach to the HIV/AIDS virus because we will not allow HIV and AIDS to claim so many lives when we have within our means the science, the prevention, the care the search for a cure – to make a difference. One of the most exciting parts of it is that we will now be able to have an AIDS-free generation of transmittals from mother to child, which is quite a remarkable – among other remarkable aspects of it.”

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