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Transcript of Pelosi Weekly Press Conference Today

February 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference today in the Capitol Visitor Center. Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

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Pelosi Statement on Nomination of David Malpass as World Bank President

February 7, 2019

“For nearly eight decades, America’s leadership of the World Bank has been instrumental in reducing world poverty and in advancing global economic development. President Trump had an opportunity to nominate a forward-looking, innovative and creative leader committed to reducing poverty, combating the climate crisis, confronting income disparity and safeguarding human rights and the rights of workers, indigenous peoples and the LGBTQ community. Yet, he squandered that opportunity.

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Pelosi Names Members of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

February 7, 2019

“The American people have spoken, and demanded bold action to take on the climate crisis, which is the existential threat of our time,” said Speaker Pelosi.  “We are thrilled to welcome so many visionary leaders and strong voices to our new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, which will be vital in advancing ambitious progress for our planet.  Each Member brings great energy and deep expertise to the climate crisis, which jeopardizes our public health, our economy, our national security and the whole of God’s creation.”

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Former Georgia State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams’ Democratic Response To President Trump’s State Of The Union

February 6, 2019

As Prepared for Delivery Good evening, my fellow Americans. I’m Stacey Abrams, and I am honored to join the conversation about the state of our union. Growing up, my family went back and forth between lower middle class and working poor. Yet, even when they came home weary and bone-tired, my parents found a way […]

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Pelosi Statement on State of the Union Address

February 6, 2019

“Tonight, the President spoke about the honor of being in the House Chamber, and all the progress that has been achieved here.  But at the same time, he threatened the United States Congress not to exercise its constitutional responsibility of oversight.

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Pelosi Statement on the Lunar New Year

February 5, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in recognition of the Lunar New Year:

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Dear Colleague: House Democrats Advance For The People Agenda

February 4, 2019

As we end the first month of our Democratic House Majority, our Committees are moving forward with our For The People agenda led by our outstanding Chairs and the enthusiasm of our Members.  I am happy to report that we will have 18 freshmen serving as Subcommittee Chairs, in contrast to the 1974 Watergate class of freshmen, which did not have any Subcommittee Chairs the first year.  In the weeks ahead, our transformative leaders will continue to advance progress as the Committees set out their priorities and hold hearings and mark-ups For The People.

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Pelosi Spokesman Statement on President Trump’s Comments on Democrats’ Commitment to Border Security on CBS’ Face the Nation

February 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. — Drew Hammill, spokesman to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, issued this statement on President Trump’s interview on CBS’ Face the Nation:

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Pelosi Statement on Black History Month

February 1, 2019

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in recognition of Black History Month:

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Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

February 1, 2019

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will start the formal process to withdraw of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which bans ground-launched cruise missiles from 500 to 5500 kilometers:

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