Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Joint Committee on Taxation released their dynamic score of the Senate GOP tax scam, showing an increase in the deficit of $1 trillion over the next 10 years:
Last night, the President suggested that people who don’t like the GOP tax scam ‘don’t understand it’ and are ignoring ‘how really good it is.’
Thank you very much to the gentleman from Pennsylvania, Mr. [Robert] Brady, thank you for your leadership. Thank you Mr. Chairman [Gregg] Harper for yours as well. Thank you for bringing this legislation to the Floor.
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following the announcement that Congressman Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois will not seek re-election:
Pelosi Sends Letter to House Ethics Committee Urging Swift Investigation of Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Matters
Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to House Ethics Committee Chairwoman Susan Brooks and Ranking Member Ted Deutch urging the ethics committee to fairly and swiftly pursue investigations into any credible sexual harassment and discrimination allegations, and to request any additional resources needed to move expeditiously.
“Given that the President doesn’t see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead. Rather than going to the White House for a show meeting that won’t result in an agreement, we’ve asked Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan to meet this afternoon. We don’t have any time to waste in addressing the issues that confront us, so we’re going to continue to negotiate with Republican leaders who may be interested in reaching a bipartisan agreement.
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement after speaking with Ms. Melanie Sloan this afternoon:
“Whether the White House likes it or not, the law mandates that Deputy Director Leandra English serve as Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until the Senate confirms a new, permanent Director. The District Court should issue a ruling consistent with the text, structure and legislative history of the landmark Dodd-Frank law, and prevent the President’s brazen and unlawful effort to install a Director without any accountability or review. President Trump cannot ignore the Senate confirmation process just because he is impatient to destroy a vital independent consumer protection watchdog.
Pelosi Statement on Congressman Conyers’ Decision to Step Aside as Judiciary Committee Ranking Member
“Zero tolerance means consequences. I have asked for an ethics investigation, and as that investigation continues, Congressman Conyers has agreed to step aside as Ranking Member.
“The law is clear: after Director Cordray’s departure, Deputy Director Leandra English will serve as Acting Director until a new Director is confirmed by the Senate.