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Pelosi Statement on the Anniversary of Cesar Chavez’s Birthday

March 30, 2007

"'Cesar Chavez was one of America's greatest advocates for justice and equality, and a model of service to others. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to witness firsthand Cesar Chavez' tireless commitment to improving the lives of America's farm workers by securing their rights to organize and bargain collectively for fair working conditions."

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Pelosi Spokesman on Bipartisan Delegation to Middle East

March 30, 2007

"'As recommended by the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan delegation led by Speaker Pelosi intends to discuss a wide range of security issues affecting the United States and the Middle East with representatives of governments in the region, including Syria.'"

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Pelosi: Today’s Budget Vote Will Put America’s Fiscal House in Order

March 30, 2007

"'Madam Speaker, today this new Congress will put America's fiscal house in order. It will do so by presenting and voting on the Democratic budget, as designed by John Spratt, the Chairman of the Budget Committee, on behalf of the House Democrats. I wish it were coming to the floor with bipartisan support in the Congress. I know it has bipartisan support in the country."

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Pelosi and Reid Call on President to Work with Congress to Chart New Course in Iraq

March 28, 2007

"Last week the House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote passed an emergency supplemental spending bill. The Senate is poised to pass its version of the bill as soon as later today. Both bills contain much needed funding for our troops and our veterans. Both bills also chart a new course forward in Iraq. Given the importance and urgency of this legislation to our troops and our security, we are quite disturbed by your insistence to veto it. Rather than work with the Congress to develop a bill you could sign, you apparently intend to follow a political strategy that would needlessly delay funding for our troops."

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Pelosi, Reid, Former Defense Secretary Perry Announce New Review of Post-9/11 National Security Record

March 28, 2007

"The Restoring America's Power and Influence project will examine the current state of our national security, how we got here, and what needs to be done to address current shortcomings and failings. It will identify concrete actions to restore America's moral authority, leadership, security, and strength in key regions. The group's work will be published later this year to help inform and shape the national debate."

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Pelosi Announces National Summit on America’s Children in May

March 28, 2007

"The National Summit on America's Children will take place in Washington on Tuesday, May 22, 2007. The meeting will be chaired by Congressman George Miller of California, co-chair of the House Steering and Policy Committee; Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, co-chair of the House Steering and Policy Committee; and Congressman Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania, a longtime advocate for children. All Members of the House will be invited to attend."

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Pelosi Remarks About Publication of ‘Women in Congress’ Book

March 28, 2007

"'From Jeannette Rankin of Montana, the first woman elected to Congress, to the 10 new Congresswomen recently elected, women have made our mark in American history as Members of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. The Women in Congress book will tell the colorful and inspirational stories of the 229 women who have served here from 1917 to 2006."

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Pelosi Statement on Passage of Rail and Mass Transit Security Act

March 27, 2007

"'With today's bipartisan vote, the House took the next step toward a new direction for America's security. This crucial legislation enhances security for our nation's rail and mass transit systems, building on our commitment to make the safety of the American people our top priority."

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Pelosi: Democratic Budget Resolution Restores Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability

March 27, 2007

"'While the President's budgets have turned surpluses into deficits, the Democratic budget takes America in a new direction, returning fiscal responsibility to Washington and funding the right priorities for our nation,' Speaker Nancy Pelosi said."

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Pelosi: House Bill Restores Constitutional Checks and Balances in Appointment of Interim U.S. Attorneys

March 26, 2007

"'Recent evidence indicates that the Bush Administration - contrary to public and private assurances - exploited this loophole to fire a respected U.S. Attorney in order to appoint a protégé of Karl Rove without confirmation."

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