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Pelosi Statement on Trump Speech

January 19, 2019

San Francisco — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement in advance of the President’s address:

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Pelosi Remarks at Media Availability in U.S. Capitol

January 18, 2019

Speaker Pelosi.  It transpired over – since 2 p.m. yesterday.  Our Members who were on the bus – I was ready to join them for a 2:15 wheels up from here to Andrews Air Force Base to visit our troops, pay our respects; to thank them for their service, their sacrifice and their dedication; to get a measure of the leadership of Afghanistan, strength of their military, the morale of their people. 

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Pelosi Spokesman Statement on Congressional Delegation to Afghanistan

January 18, 2019

“The United States Congress is a co-equal branch of government in our system of checks and balances.  The Congress has a constitutional responsibility to conduct oversight in the war zone where our men and women in uniform are risking their lives every day," Hammill said.  "After President Trump revoked the use of military aircraft to travel to Afghanistan, the delegation was prepared to fly commercially to proceed with this vital trip to meet with our commanders and troops on the front lines."

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Transcript of Pelosi Weekly Press Conference Today

January 17, 2019

Speaker Pelosi.  Votes on the Floor.  That's the tyranny of the bell, as I call it.  When the bells ring we have to be there, and when the Members are there that's a very important time for us.

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Pelosi Spokesman Statement on President Trump’s Letter on Congressional Delegation to Afghanistan

January 17, 2019

“The Congressional Delegation to Afghanistan included a required stop in Brussels for pilot rest.  In Brussels, the delegation was scheduled to meet with top NATO commanders, U.S. military leaders and key allies – to affirm the United States’ ironclad commitment to the NATO alliance,” said Hammill. “This weekend visit to Afghanistan did not include a stop in Egypt.”

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Pelosi Announces New Appointments to Committees for the 116th Congress

January 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today that the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee has recommended to the Caucus that the following Members serve on the Agriculture, Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees in the 116th Congress.

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Pelosi Remarks at Introduction of the Raise the Wage Act

January 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor Bobby Scott and other congressional leaders to unveil the Raise the Wage Act, which would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 and give roughly 40 million Americans a raise.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

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Pelosi Announces Appointments to Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

January 16, 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed the following Members to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for the 116th Congress.

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Pelosi Sends Letter to President Trump Concerning the State of the Union Address

January 16, 2019

In the letter, the Speaker wrote “The U.S. Secret Service was designated as the lead federal agency responsible for coordinating, planning, exercising, and implementing security for National Special Security Events by Public Law 106-544, December 19, 2000.  However, both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security have not been funded for 26 days now – with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs.”

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Pelosi Announces New Appointments to Judiciary Committee for the 116th Congress

January 16, 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today that the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee will recommend to the Caucus that the following Members serve on the Judiciary Committee for the 116th Congress.

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