The bipartisan Iraq Study Group has concluded that the President’s Iraq policy has failed and must be changed…
“During the election the American people spoke out for a New Direction. They said that no place was a New Direction more necessary than in the war on Iraq…”
Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi announced today that the Democratic Steering Committee nominated the Chairs of the four exclusive House Committees…
‘Congressman Reyes knows that the men and women of our intelligence community are its greatest asset…’
‘The American people have continued to pay the price for the Republican culture of corruption – through a complex prescription drug bill that explicitly prohibits the government from negotiating lower prices due to intense lobbying from the pharmaceutical industry and billions of dollars in giveaways for large oil companies that were already raking in record profits.’
‘From economic security to national security, the American people have resoundingly called for a New Direction. It is imperative that we waste no time in addressing the pressing needs facing our nation,’ Pelosi said.
‘The war in Iraq is one of the most critical issues confronting our nation, and the American people have clearly called for a New Direction in Iraq,’ Pelosi said.
‘Last week, in a stunning display of democracy, the American people voted for change,’ said Pelosi. ‘Today, House Democrats have elected the leaders who will help take our nation in a New Direction. We will work together to lead the House of Representatives with a commitment to integrity, to civility, and to fiscal responsibility. This leadership team will create the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history.’
In the following op-ed, appearing in the Rocky Mountain News, Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi lays out what the country expects of Congressional leadership and the need for a New Direction.
“A new direction on Iraq is also long overdue. I hope the departure of Mr. Rumsfeld will mark a fresh start toward a new policy in Iraq, signaling a willingness on the part of the President to work with the Congress to devise a better way forward. Our troops deserve no less.”