Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement on President Trump’s abrupt announcement that Robert Wilkie will be nominated for Secretary of Veterans Affairs:
Leader Pelosi. As we gather here this morning, I thank you all for coming to our Moms Summit. I wanted to begin with a poem prayer that was written by my mother for her mother. It’s on the back of your program. But any time I read it or someone loses a mom, I send it to them because it captures something so special in our lives.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcia Fudge of Ohio delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, Fudge condemns Republicans’ cruel and destructive Farm Bill that leaves America’s rural communities behind and steals food from the hungry by reducing $23 billion in SNAP benefits. Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Address can be downloaded here.
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today following news reports that the Administration will soon announce President Trump’s Domestic Gag Rule on Title X, which would have the effect of denying access to health care and family planning services to many vulnerable families:
“This morning, our nation was heartbroken by the horrific murder of innocent children and a teacher at Santa Fe High School. All Americans grieve for those whose lives were stolen by this tragedy, and our prayers are with the families and loved ones of who have been wounded. We are all grateful to the first responders, whose courage and heroism prevented more lives from being lost.
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House voted on a bipartisan basis to defeat Republicans’ partisan Farm Bill, in a 198-213 vote:
Leader Pelosi. Good morning. Good morning. Busy time.
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined House Democrats at a forum to commemorate the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and to examine current enforcement of the Civil Rights Act in U.S. schools. Below are the Leader’s remarks:
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released this statement marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia:
Leader Pelosi. Thank you, Mr. Leader [Schumer]. Congratulations to the United States Senate for taking such a bold step for democracy today. This is a great day. Congratulations Mr. Markey for your ongoing leadership over the years on this important issue. I am honored to be with, with Senator Schatz, Senator Cantwell, who was a champion in the House and in the Senate for fair and open communications in our country.