Tag: Iraq & Afghanistan


Leader Pelosi's Mother's Day Visit to Afghanistan

Over the weekend, Leader Pelosi led a bipartisan Delegation to Afghanistan, the first delegation to enter the country since President Barack Obama and President Hamid Karzai signed the historic Strategic Partnership Agreement.  The two-day visit, which included visits to Helmand and Kandahar… Continue

The End of the War in Iraq

Leader Pelosi spoke on the House floor today on the end of the war in Iraq: “Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, as we gather here, President Obama is at Fort Bragg honoring and thanking our men and women in uniform for… Continue

President Obama’s Iraq Announcement

President Obama’s statement that many of our military families will spend the holidays together is welcome news to all Americans. I commend the President for a promise made and a promise kept, honoring the U.S.-Iraq Security Agreement and the wishes of the… Continue

On Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we honor those who gave their lives so we can be the land of the free and the home of the brave. Throughout our history, the members of our armed forces have fought to establish a nation, to preserve… Continue

"It Is Time To Come Home"

Yesterday, Congress debated the McGovern/Jones amendment on Afghanistan which requires: 1) A plan and timeframe on accelerated transition of military operations to Afghan authorities 2) A plan and timeframe on negotiations leading to a political solution and reconciliation in Afghanistan 3) A… Continue

The Hiring Heroes Act

Our men and women in uniform fight abroad so we can know safety and security at home. Yet when they return from war and re-enter civilian life, too many soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines find it difficult to translate skills learned during… Continue

Leader Pelosi & Congressional Delegation in Afghanistan

This morning, Leader Pelosi returned from spending two days in Afghanistan leading a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Afghanistan with: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Congressman John Mica (R-FL) Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-IA) Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) In Afghanistan, the delegation visited with U.S…. Continue

Strengthening the New GI Bill

This afternoon, Speaker Pelosi, House Democratic Leaders and Democratic Members of the House joined with representatives from Veterans’ Service Organizations including Joy Ilam from the Disabled American Vets, Timothy Tetz from the American Legion, Todd Powers from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans… Continue

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