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Pelosi: Administration’s Admissions This Week Demonstrate that Bush’s Iraq Policies Not Working and Necessitate New Direction in Iraq

March 15, 2007

"'The Pentagon's report acknowledges record levels of violence and civil war-like conditions. The President's response is to escalate our military involvement by sending more troops into harm's way, an approach tried on three previous occasions without success."

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Pelosi Salutes Irish Taoiseach Ahern on Brink of Historic Breakthrough for Peace in Northern Ireland

March 15, 2007

"'It was a pleasure to welcome President Bush and Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to the Capitol for the traditional St. Patrick's Day lunch today. It was an occasion to recognize the contributions of the Irish here in America, who came to the New World in great numbers and who have played a crucial role in each stage of our nation's development and continue to make significant contributions today."

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Pelosi and Boehner Announce Members of House Democracy Assistance Commission

March 14, 2007

"'Through the sharing of their expertise and knowledge, this distinguished group of Members will assist those countries that are striving and sacrificing in the name of freedom of democracy,' Pelosi said."

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Pelosi: Working To Restore Accountability To Washington

March 13, 2007

"This week, the House agenda to Restore Accountability includes efforts to spend taxpayer dollars wisely, to change the way Congress and the federal government do business, and to shine a light on how government operates. Taken in context with what the 110th Congress has already put in place, it is a strong step forward. Lobbying reform efforts will continue after this week. This week's highlights will include efforts to..."

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Pelosi: We Must Act Now to Create the Jobs and Economic Security of Tomorrow

March 13, 2007

"'The debate about American competitiveness has been gaining momentum over the last two years. Reports from the AeA, the Council on Competitiveness, and the National Academies have brought the real challenges the United States faces in an intensely competitive global economy to the forefront. The message is clear: the United States still leads the world in scientific and technological achievement, but that lead is eroding."

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Pelosi Statement on Meehan’s Nomination as Chancellor of University of Massachusetts Lowell

March 13, 2007

"Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after Congressman Marty Meehan announced his nomination to be the next Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell: 'Congressman Marty Meehan has been a leader in the Congress and the Democratic caucus for more 14 years. He has championed a number of significant causes - including equal rights, campaign finance reform, and protecting our children from the dangers of tobacco."

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Pelosi Statement on Meehan’s Nomination as Chancellor of University of Massachusetts Lowell

March 12, 2007

"Washington, D.C - Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on Vice President Cheney's remarks during a speech today to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC): 'It is a disservice to our military personnel for President Bush and Vice President Cheney to continue to advocate for an open-ended commitment in Iraq, while brushing aside the advice of military leaders and the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, all of whom argue that the war in Iraq cannot be resolved militarily but only through diplomatic, economic and political means. As the Vice President's remarks today prove again, the Administration's answer to continuing violence in Iraq is more troops and more treasure from the American people."

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Pelosi Statement on Cheney Comments to AIPAC

March 12, 2007

"'It is a disservice to our military personnel for President Bush and Vice President Cheney to continue to advocate for an open-ended commitment in Iraq, while brushing aside the advice of military leaders and the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, all of whom argue that the war in Iraq cannot be resolved militarily but only through diplomatic, economic and political means. As the Vice President's remarks today prove again, the Administration's answer to continuing violence in Iraq is more troops and more treasure from the American people."

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House Democrats Urge Improvement of House Child Care Center

March 12, 2007

"Washington, D.C. - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer today directed Daniel Beard, Chief Administrative Officer of the House, to develop recommendations to eliminate the waiting list for House employees seeking to place their children in the House Child Care Center."

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Pelosi: Shift of Mission of U.S. Forces from Combat to Training an Essential Element of Success in Iraq

March 12, 2007

"Washington, D.C - Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on a news story in The Los Angeles Times today that American military planners have begun planning a strategy for Iraq that includes a gradual withdrawal of forces and a renewed emphasis on training Iraqi fighters: 'The transition of the mission of U.S. forces from combat to training is an essential element of redeploying our troops and is at the heart of the Iraq proposal the House Appropriations Committee will consider this week. The fact that the Department of Defense is making plans to support a decision to do the same thing is an extremely significant development in the national debate on the best way forward in Iraq."

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