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Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on Congressional Leaders’ Meeting with President Trump

“Given that the President doesn’t see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead.  Rather than going to the White House for a show meeting that won’t result in an agreement, we’ve asked Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan to meet this afternoon.  We don’t have any time to waste in addressing the issues that confront us, so we’re going to continue to negotiate with Republican leaders who may be interested in reaching a bipartisan agreement.

Pelosi Statement on Amicus Brief in English v. Trump

“Whether the White House likes it or not, the law mandates that Deputy Director Leandra English serve as Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until the Senate confirms a new, permanent Director.  The District Court should issue a ruling consistent with the text, structure and legislative history of the landmark Dodd-Frank law, and prevent the President’s brazen and unlawful effort to install a Director without any accountability or review.  President Trump cannot ignore the Senate confirmation process just because he is impatient to destroy a vital independent consumer protection watchdog.

Pelosi Statement on Announcement of Bipartisan Effort to Mandate Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination Training

This long overdue effort to mandate training is a critical first step in our efforts to address sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, but Congress must do more.  It is imperative that Congress pass further legislation to reform the Office of Compliance and the Congressional Accountability Act to put an end to the days of secret settlements paid for by taxpayer dollars.

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