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Pelosi Remarks at Bicameral Press Event Ahead of House Vote on Health Care & Prescription Drug Package

May 15, 2019

Speaker Pelosi.  Good afternoon everyone.  Our House Democratic Majority was elected on a promise to the American people.  After years of the Republican Congress trying to take away Americans’ health care, Democrats would act For The People by protecting – For The People to lower health care costs, protecting the pre-existing condition benefit and by lowering the cost of prescription drugs. 

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Pelosi Floor Speech in Support of the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act

May 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, a bill to block the Trump Administration’s dangerous October 2018 guidance that gives states the ability to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s critical protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

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Transcript of Pelosi Weekly Press Conference Today

May 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference today in the Capitol Visitor Center. Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

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Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Comments on Disaster Funding Hold-Up

May 9, 2019

“This week, House Democrats are once again advancing a robust, $17.2 billion disaster relief package, which adds an additional $3 billion for communities, businesses and farms hit by the historic flooding in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and across the Midwest as well as for Southern states devastated by recent tornadoes. This critical funding builds on the emergency disaster relief that House Democrats passed in January for hard-hit communities across the country, despite House Republicans overwhelmingly opposing this urgently-needed funding.

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Pelosi Statement Celebrating Israeli Independence Day

May 8, 2019

“This evening, we pause to celebrate one of the greatest political achievements of the 20th century – the creation of the State of Israel.  For 71 years, through continued struggles and hard-won successes, the people of Israel have thrived, building a nation on the cutting edge of art, science, technology and engineering and dedicated to realizing its founding values of freedom, justice and peace as spelled out in the country’s Declaration of Independence.

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Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Robert Pear

May 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following the passing of long-time New York Times journalist, Robert Pear:

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Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on Senator McConnell’s Declaration of ‘Case Closed’

May 7, 2019

“Senator McConnell’s declaration of ‘case closed’ is a stunning act of political cynicism and a brazen violation of the oath we all take.  The Special Counsel report laid out eleven instances of the President’s obstruction, and left a raft of unanswered questions about coordination between the President’s campaign and Russia.  These are not trivial or political questions – they go to the wellspring of our democracy.  When a President is allowed to violate the law with impunity, and when a foreign power is allowed to interfere in our elections, it gnaws at the roots of the great oak that is our democracy, and could very well topple it.

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Pelosi Statement on One Year Since President Trump’s Family Separation Policy

May 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Pelosi issued this statement one year after the President issued his family separation policy:

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Pelosi Statement on the Beginning of Ramadan

May 5, 2019

“The Holy month of Ramadan is a time of spirituality, reflection and joy for millions of Muslims in America and around the world.  During this sacred month, Muslim families everywhere gather together to reaffirm their faith and celebrate their proud traditions and rich heritage.  

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Pelosi Statement on Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2019

“Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebration, commemorating the remarkable triumph of a poorly-armed Mexican militia against the better-equipped Imperial French army at the Battle of Puebla.  Through their valor and perseverance, the courageous militia stood strong in the face of incredible odds to defend their rights, their heritage and their country.  Today, we honor their heroism, we celebrate the proud history of our friends and neighbors in Mexico, and we give thanks for the innumerable contributions that Mexican Americans and the entire Latino community have made to enrich our communities.

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