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Transcript of Pelosi Press Conference Today

Good afternoon, everyone.

How sad we are today, heartbroken, over what’s happening in Mexico City, a tragic loss of life and destruction again. And of course we pray for them and continue to pray for Americans on Puerto Rico and in the Virgin Islands, Florida, everyone who has been battered by Harvey in Texas, in Florida, by Irma, and now Hurricane Maria.

Editorial Boards: Latest Trumpcare Bill is the Worst One Yet

Senate Republicans are planning to bring their latest version of Trumpcare (Graham-Cassidy bill) to the floor for a vote next week – putting millions of American families at risk of losing access to affordable health care. With shattering consequences of higher health costs for less coverage, gutting key protections, a crushing age tax, and stealing from Medicaid, hard-working people will suffer just so Republicans can hand massive tax breaks to the rich and corporations.

Pelosi Remarks Ahead of Roundtable with HBCU Presidents and Chancellors

Very honored to be here with all of our colleagues and the Congressional Black Caucus, of course, is on board with all of this. I am honored to be here with Congresswoman Alma Adams and our Ranking Member Mr. [Bobby] Scott and our colleagues to welcome all of you to Washington D.C. and to commend you for the difference you have made already and recognizing much more needs to be done as we see on this beautiful card.

Pelosi Statement on Rosh Hashanah

Tonight, Jewish families across the United States and the world will observe Rosh Hashanah and the beginning of the Days of Awe. This special, sacred period is a time for reflection and renewal – an opportunity to contemplate the past and take steps toward a better, more hopeful future.

GOP’s ‘Repeal and Replace’ is Back, and No One’s Happy About It

Remember when Sen. Mitch McConnell said Senate Republicans would ‘move on’ after multiple failures to ‘repeal and replace’ the ACA? Well, apparently not.

The Trumpcare zombie is back yet again – this time as the Graham-Cassidy bill. With this proposal, Senate Republicans are setting out to pursue another heartless, cruel attempt to strip millions of hard-working American families of affordable health care with:

Pelosi, Schumer, Yarmuth, Sanders Ask CBO for Full Assessment of Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare’s Consequences for Families

Today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Budget Committee Ranking Member John Yarmuth and Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders wrote a letter to the Congressional Budget Office to request a full assessment of the Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare legislation. Republicans are reportedly hoping to rush to a vote with only a scant budget assessment, before the CBO can expose the full consequences of the legislation for working families, without any hearings or committee markups.

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