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Pelosi Statement on Shooting in Aberdeen, Maryland

“The hearts of all Americans break for the victims of the brutal shooting this morning in Aberdeen.  Every American grieves with the families of those who lost loved ones, and send our most profound gratitude to the heroic first responders whose courage prevented further loss of life.

The GOP Agenda: Slash Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security

With the daily mayhem of the GOP White House and Congress, you may have missed that on Monday, another top Republican official blurted out the truth of the GOP plan to slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security if they control Congress next year. 

Reuters: Trump adviser eyes entitlement cuts to plug U.S. budget gaps

Pelosi Statement on Larry Kudlow Admitting to New GOP Plan to Slash Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security

“Yet again, a top GOP official has blurted out the truth of Republicans’ plan to slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security if they control Congress next year.  From Larry Kudlow disclosing the coming GOP assault on Medicare and Social Security to Vice President Pence’s declaration that a GOP Congress will once again try to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans will do everything they can to destroy the pillars of health and retirement security in America.

Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Warner Write Letter to ODNI Director Coats, DAG Rosenstein and FBI Director Wray on President Trump’s Decision to Release Highly Classified Information Related to Special Counsel’s Investigation

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray expressing serious concerns about the implications of President Trump’s decision to declassify and disclose highly classified information related to the Special Counsel’s investigation and the involvement of the White House Counsel in the process. The Members also requested an immediate “Gang of Eight” briefing from the agency heads prior to any disclosure.

Pelosi Statement on Trump’s Selective Declassification of Carter Page Surveillance Application and Other Classified, Highly Sensitive Materials

“The President’s selective release of Carter Page’s surveillance application and other classified and highly sensitive materials is desperate, dangerous and deliberately misleading.  The President is potentially risking the lives of our patriots by compromising sources and methods, all so he can advance falsehoods and false narratives that distract from the truth of the Trump-Russia scandal.

Pelosi Sends Letter to Speaker Ryan Urging a Vote on VAWA Reauthorization Act

San Francisco – Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to bring the VAWA Reauthorization Act to the House Floor, which would strengthen and expand the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)’s critical protections to include vulnerable communities.  With VAWA expiring on September 30, House Republicans’ decision to include only a short-term reauthorization of the bill in the must-pass minibus spending bill represents a dereliction of Congress’ duty to ensure that all women can live free from violence.

Pelosi Statement on Allegations Regarding Brett Kavanaugh

“I applaud the courage of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to come forward to share her story.  As we continue to learn more about these allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, we must ensure that Dr. Ford’s rights to justice and privacy are respected.  Survivors should be supported when they come forward without the fear of threats or further trauma.  There must be an acknowledgement of the life-long impact of this episode, the cost to the family of coming forward and the gravity of a lifetime Supreme Court nomination.

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