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Transcript of Pelosi Weekly Press Conference Today

Leader Pelosi.  Good morning.  While it is snowing here, we have great sadness in my state of California, just an unprecedented number of people dead, in the high 50s, and many missing.  It is just – we have had these fires again and again, but these seem to be particularly deadly.  So our thoughts and prayers and resources need to be with California at this very sad time. 

Pelosi Statement on DOJ Opinion on Whitaker

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration’s DOJ released an opinion regarding the constitutionality of the President’s appointment of Matthew G. Whitaker as Acting Attorney General:

Pelosi Statement on Veterans Day

“Each Veterans Day, Americans take time to reflect on and honor the bravery and sacrifice of our heroic men and women in uniform.  For generations, our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, National Guardsmen and Reservists have stood for freedom and democracy wherever the call to serve has brought them.  From the trenches of France 100 years ago to the deserts and mountains of Iraq and Afghanistan today, the sacrifice of America’s servicemembers has safeguarded our democracy and defended our most cherished values.  And even in civilian life, our veterans continue to find ways to serve — as we see with the veterans among our firefighters and first responders battling the wildfires in California and helping communities evacuate. 

Pelosi Statement on the California Wildfires

“The hearts of every Californian and all Americans are heavy for the victims and families of all those impacted by the devastating wildfires burning throughout our state.  We grieve for those we have lost and pray that all those still in danger remain safe.  Americans across the country send our deepest gratitude to the brave, selfless first responders and fire fighters who are our nobility, and who are on the front lines protecting neighbors and strangers alike, fighting tirelessly to protect homes and keep our families safe.

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