“Today, our country lost a leader of exceptional courage, compassion and character. Congressman Leonard Boswell dedicated a lifetime to serving our country, both as a soldier and a statesman. His passing is a great loss to the people of Iowa and to the nation, and is a source of heartbreak for all who were blessed to call him friend.
Thank you! Thank you very much Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Clearly here today, it is obvious that you command the respect of your community and when you put out the word, it happens. And here, as you said, we have the benefit of the intellectual resources of everything that has an effect on a child from maternity to law enforcement, protection against – moms, the Violence Against Women Act. Everything in between in terms of mental health and the rest. So it’s a very valuable, valuable presentation and I thank you for it because I came here to listen. To hear the community say what would really make the biggest difference.
“Today we celebrate six years since the DACA initiative was finally implemented, giving thousands of patriotic, courageous young men and women the opportunity to use their skills and dreams to strengthen and enrich our communities and our country. These talented young people embody our nation’s most sacred values of equality and opportunity, and through their hard-work and determination, make America more American.
“For 83 years, Social Security has stood as the cornerstone of America’s commitment to our nation’s hard-working families and seniors. Whether in retirement, disability or following the loss of a loved one, Social Security has guaranteed that a lifetime of hard-work will be met with dignity, respect and economic security.
Normally, a party that gives away $2 trillion without worrying about where the money will come from can buy itself at least a few votes. But Donald Trump’s tax cut remains remarkably unpopular, and Republicans barely mention it on the campaign trail — in fact, Democrats are running against the tax cut more than Republicans are running on it.
“One year ago, the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia became a scene of tragedy and terror. The deadly acts of hatred and bigotry revealed to America and the world the vile and shameful reality of white supremacism in our country today. President Trump’s assertions of blame ‘on both sides’ ignored the abhorrent evil of white supremacism, and laid bare his and his Administration’s disturbing complacency with hate-fueled speech and violence.
Washington, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Republican Congressman Chris Collins of New York moved to suspend his re-election campaign following his arrest on multiple counts of securities fraud:
San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined local officials and community members at the Transbay Transit Center for a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour. Below are the Leader’s remarks:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott of Virginia delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, Scott highlights Democrats’ Aim Higher Act, which gives every student the opportunity to earn a quality, debt-free degree or credential that leads to a rewarding career. Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Address can be downloaded here.
San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on reports that President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago friends are secretly dictating policy at the Department of Veterans Affairs: