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Rocky Mountain News: New Dem Leader: We Won’t Disappoint

November 13, 2006

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.

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Pelosi: ‘I Hope the Departure of Mr. Rumsfeld Will Mark A Fresh Start Toward a New Policy in Iraq’

November 8, 2006

"A new direction on Iraq is also long overdue. I hope the departure of Mr. Rumsfeld will mark a fresh start toward a new policy in Iraq, signaling a willingness on the part of the President to work with the Congress to devise a better way forward. Our troops deserve no less."

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Pelosi: Today, We Are Making the American People Safer by Passing the 9/11 Commission Reforms

January 9, 2006

'In the fall campaign, Democrats promised to address the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, making it an urgent priority in the new Congress. Today, we have made good on that pledge...'

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Chicago Tribune: Preserving an independent judiciary

September 9, 2005

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.

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McClatchy Newspapers: Bush is the biggest spender since LBJ

October 24, 2004

"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."

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