Pelosi Statement on House Passage of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement this evening after the House of Representatives approved the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act by a vote of 244 to 188:

“Today’s vote is a victory for the American people.  As the President urged us to do in his Inaugural Address just eight days ago, the House is taking action, ‘bold and swift,’ by passing a bill to create and save 3 to 4 million jobs.

‘This is a bill about the future and about how we create jobs for today’s workers and for the next generation.  It provides tax cuts for 95 percent of Americans, invests in science and innovation, in energy, in health care, in education — all with strict accountability and fiscal responsibility.

‘I look forward to swift Senate passage and for President Obama to sign the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law before the Presidents’ Day recess.’