January 11, 2007 Articles
"The 315 to 116 vote could begin the process of ending Congress's longest stretch without a minimum-wage increase since the mandatory minimum was created in 1938. In the past decade, inflation has depleted the value of the minimum wage to the lowest level in more than 50 years."
"Anti-terror legislation sailed through the House on Tuesday, the first in a string of measures designed to fulfill campaign promises made by Democrats last fall."
"The irony of the last six years, a period when 'conservatives' ran Congress and the White House, is that Washington has run six consecutive budget deficits and added $3 trillion to the federal debt. That's bad for the economy, in the long run, and unfair to future taxpayers. Maybe the 'liberals' can do better."
'I wanted to come back here to say thank you to all of you, for the spirit of community that has always strengthened and inspired my life,' Pelosi said. 'Every step that I took to the speakership began in this neighborhood.'
"For Pelosi, yesterday's election was not only the culmination of a long climb by women through the ranks of Congress but also the personal triumph of a hard-nosed partisan, a grandmother of six who methodically plotted the Democrats' return to power after more than a decade in the minority."
January 3, 2007 Articles
Meyerson: "Nancy Pelosi, as smooth as Phil Burton was rough, is far more open to openness in the legislative process than her sometimes secretive mentor was."
December 17, 2006 Articles
David Broder reflects on what Congressional leadership will look like under Speaker Pelosi.
November 13, 2006 Articles
In the following op-ed, appearing in the Rocky Mountain News, Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi lays out what the country expects of Congressional leadership and the need for a New Direction.
September 9, 2005 Articles
In the following op-ed, appearing in the Chicago Tribune, Leader Pelosi warns against the GOP-led Congress's penchant for "court-stripping," taking discretionary powers away from the court.
October 24, 2004 Articles
"When adjusted for inflation, discretionary spending -- or budget items that Congress and the president can control, including defense and domestic programs, but not entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare -- shot up at an average annual rate of 5.3 percent during Bush's first six years."