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May 17, 2007 Press Release
"'We told the American people that Democrats would 'drain the swamp' and change the way business is done in Washington,' said Speaker Pelosi. 'In the first 100 hours of the 110th Congress, we restored accountability by imposing the toughest ethics standards ever: no gifts, no private jets, and no meals from lobbyists."
May 17, 2007 Press Release
"'Tonight, with the Federal Housing Finance Reform Act, the House is taking crucial steps toward addressing our nation's need for affordable housing and restoring accountability that has been missing for too long. 'The recent scandals at the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage-funding enterprises are clear evidence of the need for a change in how business is done in Washington. This legislation will restore accountability while addressing management and accounting problems that have undermined the mission of these government-sponsored enterprises - to expand access to housing for the American people."
May 17, 2007 Press Release
"'That means we must secure our borders and enforce our laws, while also protecting against discrimination and adhering to the rule of law. It means that we must regularize the status of the 12 million undocumented immigrants who now work and live here, and establish a rigorous but real path to citizenship. It means we must promote family values and family unification. And it means that we must meet our economy's need for additional workers when there is evidence that they are needed, and there are strict labor protections for all workers."
May 17, 2007 Press Release
"'I wish to associate myself with your remarks in praise of this very important budget today. I want to join you in commending the exceptional leadership of Chairman Kent Conrad and Chairman John Spratt."
May 17, 2007 Press Release
"'In passing the defense authorization bill today, the House acted to make our military stronger and the American people safer. The bill provides our troops with more than the Bush Administration requested, including a pay raise more in keeping with what they deserve, while rejecting increases in medical care costs the Administration had sought."
May 17, 2007 Blog
Speaker Pelosi released the following statement today on H.R.
May 17, 2007 Blog
Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers and Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee Chairman Jerrold Nadler sent a letter to U.S.
May 17, 2007 Blog
Yesterday the Veterans' Affairs Committee held a PTSD Health Care Symposium to discuss improved ways to provide mental health care services to veterans.

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