“Today, the Trump Administration has set into motion the destruction of the free and open Internet. Their brazen giveaway to big corporate interests will soon hit consumers and small businesses with higher costs and less choice, threatening young people’s access to the good-paying jobs of the future and jeopardizing the entrepreneurial American spirit that is the envy of the world.
“On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act, affirming that all women are entitled to equal pay for equal work. Since the enactment of the Equal Pay Act, progress has been made, but much more needs to be done. Fifty-five years after the law was enacted, women still earn on average only 80 cents for every dollar earned by a man. For minority women, the wage gap is even larger, with African American women earning only 63 cents and Latinas earning only 54 cents for every dollar earned by white men.
The Trump Administration proved once again it will stop at nothing to destroy the health coverage of Americans with pre-existing conditions.
Leader Pelosi. I thank you, Mr. Chair. I thank you. I acknowledge the work of the appropriators. Left to their own devices, they usually can – as an appropriator myself, I have great respect for the work that they do. But I have serious concerns about the bill that is on the Floor before us today.
The Trump Administration’s cynical assault of Americans’ health care has reached a stunning new low.
The Department of Justice will now argue in court that the Affordable Care Act’s provisions preventing insurance companies from denying coverage or charging more for pre-existing conditions should be struck down – destroying key, life-saving protections for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions.
“Tonight, the Trump Administration took its cynical sabotage campaign of Americans’ health care to a stunning new low.
Leader Pelosi. Good morning. It’s an exciting week, and I’m not just talking about basketball.
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, providing health coverage to as many as 400,000 Virginians:
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration announced it would lift sanctions on the Chinese company ZTE:
53 years ago today, the Supreme Court decided Griswold v. Connecticut – legalizing birth control and recognizing women’s right to privacy in family planning decisions.
However, over a half-century later, the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress are championing policies to restrict women’s access to contraception both in the U.S. and around the world.