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Pelosi Statement on the Death of Former Senator Daniel Brewster of Maryland

August 20, 2007

"'Daniel Brewster was a dedicated public servant in every sense of the word. He served his country during War World II and was recognized by a grateful nation for his sacrifices and heroism. He served his state of Maryland in the House of Delegates. He served his state and his country in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the United States Senate, and he served his community through volunteerism and activism."

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Pelosi Statement on the Retirement of Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert

August 17, 2007

"'Speaker Hastert has always placed a high value on public service, a calling he dedicated much of his life to as a teacher, coach, and member of the House. He can take great pride in his record as the longest serving Republican Speaker, an accomplishment that is a testament to his leadership in the Republican Conference."

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Pelosi, Reid Call on Bush to Provide Requested Information on Surveillance Activities

August 16, 2007

"Earlier this month, Congress passed S. 1927, an interim response to your Administration's proposal for changes in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). That legislation, which you signed into law, expires in six months. At our request, the House and Senate Judiciary and Intelligence Committees will be conducting thorough oversight of the implementation of these interim changes, and are working to produce a longer-term response to your proposal for Congress to consider well in advance of the expiration of the current law."

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Pelosi: September Report on Iraq Must Provide Candid Assessment

August 16, 2007

"'For a long time the Administration has hidden behind the name of General David Petraeus, saying the September report will be his. We all knew this would be the President's report. It is now clear that the White House will seek to limit involvement by General Petraeus in reporting to the Congress and to the American people next month."

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Pelosi Statement on Administration’s Announcement on Immigration Measures

August 10, 2007

"'Securing our border remains a top priority for the New Direction Congress. By strong bipartisan majorities, the Democratic-led Congress has already passed tough border security measures this year - two bills that significantly enhance security at our borders and add at least 3,000 new border patrol agents. After today's announcement, we hope that the Administration will work with Congress to pass meaningful immigration reform.'"

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Pelosi: America COMPETES Act Helps Ensure Good Jobs and a Better Future

August 9, 2007

"'Today, the President signed into law the America COMPETES Act - yet another American priority put forward by the Democratic-led Congress that has taken our country in a New Direction after years of stalled progress in Washington. In the past few weeks, the President agreed to finally implement the independent 9/11 Commission recommendations - signing into law the first bill we voted on in the House, helping us make America safer - and the first federal minimum wage increase in a decade took effect, giving millions an overdue pay raise."

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Pelosi Statement on Barry Bonds’ Record-Breaking 756th Home Run

August 8, 2007

"'Tonight, Barry Bonds etched his name into baseball's history books and took his rightful place among the sport's immortals."

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Pelosi: President’s Assertions on the Economy Just Don’t Hold Up

August 8, 2007

"'The New Direction Congress passed a responsible budget that restores fiscal responsibility and makes up for disastrous cuts the President has made to vital services for Americans. Our responsible budget is seven-tenths of one percent different from his spending plan. In the House, we have passed all 12 appropriations bills with bipartisan support, with an average of 50 Republican votes each. And finally, our responsible budget restores pay-as-you-go budgeting, making no new spending commitment without a way to pay for it."

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Pelosi: House Propelled America’s Energy Policy Into the Future With Passage of Energy Independence Bill

August 4, 2007

"'Today, the House propelled America's energy policy into the future with the passage of the 'New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act.' Energy independence is a national security issue, an economic issue, an environmental and health issue, and a moral issue."

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Pelosi Requests Conyers and Reyes Offer Legislation to Amend FISA ‘As Soon as Possible’

August 4, 2007

"Tonight, the House passed S. 1927, a bill approved by the Senate yesterday, which is an interim response to the Administration's request for changes in FISA, and which was sought to fill an intelligence gap which is asserted to exist. Many provisions of this legislation are unacceptable, and, although the bill has a six month sunset clause, I do not believe the American people will want to wait that long before corrective action is taken."

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