Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the President signed H.R. 5674, the VA MISSION Act:
Republicans have spent the entire Congress trying to undermine Americans’ health care.
And after ignoring repeated warnings from non-partisan experts, the Trump Administration and GOP in Congress continue their sabotage of the Affordable Care Act – needlessly increasing the cost of health care across the nation. From the Washington Post Editorial Board:
Welcome back from the Memorial Day district work period. As Congress returns from this time of reflection in our communities, it is important that we fight harder than ever for the priorities of the families we are privileged to represent. We write to urge you to oppose the Republican minibus appropriations bill on the Floor this week, which fails to honor our obligations to protect the health, security and well-being of the American people. This so-called minibus legislation will include three appropriations bills: Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.
“After exploding the deficit with a GOP Tax Scam for the wealthy and well-connected, Republicans have the gall to invoke ‘fiscal responsibility’ in demanding a new rescissions package that attacks funding reserved for children’s health initiatives.
Washington, DC – Today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting that the Department of Justice confirm that they have not given the President’s outside counsel, White House staff or the President access to the same classified information briefed to Congress.
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds released a report showing that Medicare will become insolvent by 2026, three years earlier than projected last year, and Social Security will be depleted by 2034:
On what was actually his 501st day in office, President Trump celebrated with a self-congratulatory tweet touting the ‘Best Economy & Jobs EVER.’
Leader Pelosi. Thank you for [Congressman] Eliot Engel for your very generous remarks which I will accept on behalf of our House Democratic Caucus, which has had the courage to support the Affordable Care Act, to protect Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and so many issues.
Prescription drug costs continue to rise under President Trump’s Administration, despite his many promises to bring drug prices ‘back down to earth.’
“Today, the world honors the extraordinary bravery of the Chinese freedom fighters who rose up to demand their rights and defy an oppressive and corrupt regime. Twenty-nine years after this heroic act, the image of a lone man standing resolute in the face of Chinese military tanks remains seared into the memory of all freedom-loving people, symbolizing all who yearn for a better future for themselves and their children. It is a profound injustice that the Chinese government continues to try to hide this history and deny these heroes’ legacy – a legacy that lives on in the millions across the globe who fight each day for a more hopeful, just and free future, and refuse to let the spirit of Tiananmen fade.