Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on House Republicans’ Latest Sabotage of Bipartisan Disaster Relief Bill

May 28, 2019
Press Release

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after House Republicans once again objected to a disaster relief bill that the bipartisan Senate overwhelmingly agreed to, even after more deadly storms hit communities over the weekend:

“The heartlessness of House Republicans knows no bounds.  Just days after sabotaging a bipartisan and bicameral bill to provide urgently-needed relief to millions of American families reeling from natural disasters, House Republicans have repeated their stunning act of obstruction – even after more deadly storms ravaged our country over the weekend.

“For more than four months, Republicans in the Senate, White House and now the House have forced millions of American families to pay the price for their cruel actions.  House Republicans need to immediately end this shameful sabotage, and allow the House to pass the bill that the bipartisan Senate has finally agreed to.  House Republicans also objected to a critical extension of the Flood Insurance program which will expire this Friday leaving the agency without the ability to issue new policies just as hurricane season begins.

“How many more communities need to suffer before Republicans end their political games?”