Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after House Republicans released their FY2019 budget resolution, which calls for massive cuts to health, education and economic initiatives for working and middle class families:
“Every day that Congressional Republicans allow the President to continue ripping children from their parents at the border is a stain on our nation. House Republicans could stop this outrageous practice in a heartbeat, if they showed the basic decency and humanity to demand that the President rescind his policy at their meeting with him today.
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration finalized a rule to expand shoddy Association Health Plans that allow employers to skirt consumer protections and limit coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions:
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement on a new state-by-state Center for American Progress report comparing the average tax benefit to working families to the health insurance premium increases, due to the Republican tax law’s provisions to sabotage the health insurance marketplaces:
“Americans’ health care will never be safe so long as the GOP has unchecked control of Washington. Republicans will not stop trying to impose an age tax on older Americans’ health care, or stop attacking people with pre-existing conditions, or stop trying to obliterate Medicaid and Medicare.
San Diego – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined fellow House Democrats for a visit to immigration detention facilities in San Diego to witness the effects of the Trump Administration’s immigration and family separation policies. Below are the Leader’s remarks:
“President Trump’s family separation policy leaves a dark stain on our nation. Ripping vulnerable little children away from their parents is an utter atrocity that debases America’s values and our legacy as a beacon of hope, opportunity and freedom.
“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was designed to protect consumers against the deceptive and abusive financial marketplace practices that, in 2008, resulted in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Under Mick Mulvaney, defending the financial security and dignity of America’s seniors, servicemembers and working families has taken a back seat to protecting special interests. The Trump Administration’s nominee to lead the Bureau has an opportunity to be a champion for consumers and not the financial industry. But her apparent lack of experience in consumer finance, coupled with the Administration’s hostility to consumer protection, raises questions about her qualifications to lead such an important agency.
San Francisco, CA – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement marking three years since the racist act of violence that killed nine parishioners at the historic Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. on June 17, 2015:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Pallone of New Jersey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, Pallone highlighted the dangers of Republicans’ latest attack on the protections that ensure more than 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage. Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Address can be downloaded here.