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Transcript of Pelosi Press Conference Today

Good afternoon, everyone. 

The House is going to be going to session in the next few minutes, and so I’m going to have to head over to close on this monstrosity of a tax bill that gives 50 percent of the benefits to the top 1 percent and 80 percent of the benefits to the top 2 percent at the expense of the middle class. 

Pelosi Floor Speech on Republicans’ GOP Tax Scam

Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.  I thank the gentleman [Congressman Richard Neal] for yielding and thank him for his superb leadership as the top Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee.  I commend him and all of our fellow Democrats on the Committee for standing up for the middle class in our country and fighting for the truth in what is in this bill.

House GOP Votes to Raise Taxes on 36 Million Middle Class Families

Today, House Republicans voted for raising taxes on 36 million middle class families in order to hand deficit-exploding giveaways to the wealthiest and corporations shipping jobs overseas.  As Republicans head home for Thanksgiving to face their constituents, here’s a reminder of how many families in each state will lose vital middle class tax deductions thanks to their GOP Members of Congress:

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