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Pelosi Statement on Filing of House Intervention to Uphold Federal Statute Criminalizing Female Genital Mutilation

May 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House filed a motion to intervene in a court case to take over from the Department of Justice the defense of a long-standing federal criminal statute making female genital mutilation, of which more than 500,000 women and girls are at risk of or have been subject to in the United States, a crime:

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Pelosi Statement on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement in recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month:

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Pelosi Statement on Jewish American Heritage Month

May 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month:  “During Jewish American Heritage Month, Americans across the country celebrate the innumerable contributions that the Jewish community has made to our nation.  For generations, the Jewish community’s vibrant culture and rich traditions have enriched our lives, enhanced our […]

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Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Cruel, Ineffective New Anti-Asylum Policy

April 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on President Trump’s new anti-asylum policy, which for the first time in our history would impose fees on families seeking asylum and seek to hinder fair consideration of asylum cases:

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Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on White House Infrastructure Meeting

April 30, 2019

“Today, we had a constructive meeting with President Trump agreeing on a big and bold initiative to build the infrastructure of America.

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Pelosi Remarks at Media Stakeout Following White House Meeting on Infrastructure

April 30, 2019

Washington D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and other House and Senate leaders for a media stakeout following a meeting with President Trump on infrastructure at the White House.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks: Speaker Pelosi.  I guess it is afternoon – good afternoon, everyone.  We just had a very […]

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Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher

April 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the passing of former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher:

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Pelosi Remarks at Bipartisan Press Conference on Veteran Suicide Prevention

April 29, 2019

Washington D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for a press conference on steps Congress is taking to prevent veteran suicide.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

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In New Letter To President Trump, Speaker Pelosi & Leader Schumer Outline Priorities For Working Together On A Comprehensive Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Dem-Requested Meeting At The White House

April 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Ahead of tomorrow’s Democrat-requested meeting at the White House to discuss infrastructure, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sent a new letter today to President Trump to state their commitment to working together to pass a bold, comprehensive, bipartisan infrastructure bill and urge the president to take under consideration some of their priorities for any bipartisan infrastructure bill.  Specifically, Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer say a comprehensive infrastructure bill must include new and real revenue, clean energy and resiliency priorities, and strong Buy America, labor, and women, veteran and minority-owned business protections.  The Democratic leaders also say that to truly be a gamechanger for the American people, the legislation should go beyond transportation and into broadband, water, energy, schools, housing, and other initiatives, as well as invest in resiliency and risk mitigation of the nation’s current infrastructure to deal with climate change.

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Dear Colleague: Leader McConnell, House Democrats Challenge You to Pass Legislation FOR THE PEOPLE

April 26, 2019

As I’m sure you will agree, the two week district work period has been an eventful one on many fronts. On the home front, Members spent time connecting with our constituents about the kitchen table issues facing America’s working families.

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