Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA) of Pennsylvania, delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, Congressman Doyle addressed the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and the need for Congressional action to stop gun violence and hate crimes. Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Address can be downloaded here.
San Francisco — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement after the Department of Labor issued its October jobs report:
San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the start of open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces, which runs in most states from November 1 until December 15:
Washington, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the passing of San Francisco Giants legend Willie McCovey:
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement on President Trump’s claim that he can issue an executive order and unilaterally terminate the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of citizenship:
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement on the passing of Lodi Gyari, former Special Envoy for the Dalai Lama and Executive Chairman of the International Campaign for Tibet:
Dear Democratic Colleague,
Our nation has endured a heartbreaking week of violence and hate: the horrific anti-Semitic hate crime at the Tree of Life synagogue on Saturday, a white supremacist murdering two in a supermarket after targeting a predominantly African American church, and mail bombs sent to public leaders, colleagues and the press.
“All Americans are horrified and heartbroken by the brutal mass shooting in Pittsburgh. To have such an unspeakable anti-Semitic hate crime visited on a place of sanctuary and prayer magnifies the pain of this awful day.
“This weekend, our nation celebrates 9 years since we passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, expanding critical hate crimes protections to include gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability, and fulfilling our responsibility to pursue freedom, equality and justice for all Americans. Today, 20 years since Matthew Shepard’s murder, we feel especially close to his memory as he is interred in honor at the National Cathedral in Washington.
“The GOP is desperate to change the conversation from their assault on Americans’ health care to the baseless fear of some families 1,000 miles away from the border. Despite Republicans’ fearmongering, this group of families may not even make it to the U.S. border, and those migrating for economic reasons will not qualify for asylum.