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Congressman Mike Doyle Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

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.

Pelosi Statement on Start of Open Enrollment

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:

Dear Colleague on Protecting the American People from Domestic Terrorism

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.

Pelosi Statement on the 9th Anniversary of Historic Hate Crimes Legislation

“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.  

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