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Transcript of Pelosi Weekly Press Conference Today

“But the fact is that there is an opportunity – and the Senate is handling it so much better in terms of a two-year bill. Our budget – our Members have already voted on R&D tax credits, made permanent, offset by closing special interest loopholes in the law, not increasing the deficit, but including not only the R&D tax credits that we had this morning, but wind and solar for renewables, low income tax credit, Child Tax Credit – tax credits that inject demand into the economy, creating jobs. So in any event, again, a political move to bring that to the floor.”

Pelosi Statement on Permanent, Unpaid For Republican Tax Bill

“We need a more responsible and effective approach, like the one represented in the bipartisan two-year Senate tax extenders bill that provides critical support to teachers, students and homeowners. It is time for Republicans to stop ignoring hard working American families, and work with Democrats to create jobs, invest in innovation, and build an economy that works for everyone – not just the wealthy.”

Transcript of Pelosi Remarks at Press Event After Republicans Try to Silence the Voices of Americans Who Lost Unemployment Insurance

“But, as we have noticed, we’ve come to the steps of the Capitol so that the world can hear the stories – not only their own stories, but representative of so many others. They have spoken so eloquently. I want to thank them. I want to thank all of my colleagues who have joined us here and are helping to co-sponsor the legislation that would give us a vote.”

Pelosi Statement on April Jobs Report

“The Republican approach shows nothing but contempt and disregard for working families. Their toxic and reckless agenda codified in the Ryan Republican budget hurts families, slows growth, and weakens our economy. The American people need and deserve better. Democrats will keep fighting to create jobs, strengthen the middle class, unleash the full potential of America’s women, and reignite the American Dream.”

Transcript of Pelosi Press Conference Today

“All we want is a vote. Just give us a vote. Why can’t we have a vote on this? Eleven million people hoping to have legal status and a path to citizenship, as the Senate bill provides, passed in a bipartisan way in the Senate. Eleven million people – 1,100 of them subject to deportation every day. One person, the Speaker of the House, standing in the way of bringing forth comprehensive immigration reform.”

Pelosi Statement on Senate Minimum Wage Vote

“We need to build an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy. No one working a full time job should have to raise their family in poverty – yet this is precisely what Republicans are choosing to continue, voting seven times to block an increase in the minimum wage in the House. It is time for Republicans in Senate and the House to stop standing in the way of fairness for working people, and join with Democrats to give America a raise.”

Boehner Flip-Flops on Immigration — Again

In the wake of mocking his GOP colleagues for refusing to act on immigration reform, Speaker Boehner returned to his tired, old talking points this morning: “The American people don’t trust the President to enforce or implement the law…”  [GOP Press Conference,… Continue

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