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Pelosi Floor Speech in Support of House Democrats’ Motion to Instruct Conferees on GOP Tax Scam

Leader Pelosi.  Thank you, Mr. Speaker.  I thank the gentleman for yielding and thank him and the Democratic Members of the Ways and Means Committee [Richard Neal] for being committed to the truth, to the facts and to hear the distinguished Chairman of the Committee [Kevin Brady] say what he said about the budget is almost ludicrous. Almost laughable, if it weren’t so serious in terms of the impact that it has on America’s future.  He knows that in the last four, maybe even five years of the Clinton Administration, the budget was in balance or in surplus, the operational budget, and it was on a path to reducing the national debt until President Bush came in, gave tax cuts to the high-end, a giveaway to a pharmaceutical industry with the Medicare Part D legislation and two unpaid-for wars: that’s what the experts will tell you increased the deficit, that was on a path of – the national debt of going down – it was a swing, my colleagues, of eleven trillion dollars, to date, the biggest swing in history.

Pelosi Statement on Extreme, Dangerous Republican Gun Bill

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement as Republicans prepared to push through a radical gun bill billed by the NRA as its “top legislative priority,” which would force every state to accept concealed handgun permits from all other states, meaning that the weakest concealed carry state laws would become the law of the land in all 50 states:

Pelosi, Schumer, Hoyer, Durbin Joint Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Remove Protections From Millions of Acres of Public Lands

Washington, DC – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY), House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (IL) released the following joint statement today after President Trump’s announcement he will remove protections from nearly two million acres of public lands:

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