Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi, Hoyer Announce Floor Consideration of Resolution Regarding Whistleblower Complaint

September 24, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer released the following joint statement today:

“Allegations that the President of the United States sought to enlist a foreign government to interfere in our democratic process by investigating one of his political rivals – and may have used the withholding of Congressionally-appropriated foreign assistance days earlier as intimidation – are deeply alarming.  It is imperative that the Acting Director of National Intelligence provide Congress the complaint, as specified under the law, and all requests for documents and testimony relating to this allegation.  Furthermore, the whistleblower who brought this matter to the attention of the American people must be protected. 

“On Wednesday, the House will vote on a resolution making it clear Congress’s disapproval of the Administration’s effort to block the release of the complaint and the need to protect the whistleblower.  This is not a partisan matter, it’s about the integrity of our democracy, respect for the rule of law and defending our Constitution.  We hope that all Members of the House – Democrats and Republicans alike – will join in upholding the rule of law and oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution as Representatives of the American people.”