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In light of the attached notification by the Sergeant-at-Arms, in consultation with the Office of Attending Physician, that a public health emergency is in effect due to a novel coronavirus, I am hereby extending the “covered period” designated on May 20, 2020, pursuant to section 1(a) of House Resolution 965, until December 31, 2020.
November 13, 2020
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer held a media availability today in the Capitol Visitor Center.
November 12, 2020
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President-elect Joe Biden spoke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.
November 12, 2020
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi was informed today that Steering and Policy Committee Co-Chair Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut is stepping aside from this position to run for Chair of the Appropriations Committee. The Speaker thanked Congresswoman DeLauro for her longstanding service and leadership on this critical committee, which recommends committee assignments to the Democratic Caucus and discusses policy matters. The Speaker announced the nomination of Congresswoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois to serve as Co-Chair of the Steering and Policy Committee to fill this vacancy in the 116th Congress. The Speaker also announced the nominations of Congressman Eric Swalwell of California, Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos to serve as the three Co-Chairs of the Steering and Policy Committee for the 117th Congress.
November 11, 2020
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“Our veterans deserve more than the appreciation of a grateful nation. They have protected and built our country, and they deserve our tireless commitment to advancing their opportunity. We must build a brighter future worthy of their sacrifice and that of their families. On this Veterans Day, and every day, we reaffirm our fundamental promise: that just as the military leaves no one behind on the battlefield, we will leave no veteran behind when they come home.”
November 11, 2020
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“With support for the ACA at an all-time high, Republicans are still waging a decade-long war against Americans’ health care protections. If the Trump-GOP lawsuit is successful, more than 20 million Americans could lose their health care coverage, 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions could lose protections, and drug costs could skyrocket for seniors. Republicans voted just weeks ago to greenlight this lawsuit but still falsely try to claim they will protect Americans with preexisting conditions. It is clear that striking down the ACA is what Republicans want."
November 10, 2020
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This past summer, House Democrats built on this progress by passing a Caucus Diversity Rule, which encourages Members of the Caucus to prioritize diversity in their hiring practices. This initiative, together with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is advancing progress to ensure that Congress will be more inclusive, open and representative of the full range of voices and values of our communities.
November 9, 2020
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“It is with great admiration and gratitude that I recognize the leadership of Cheri Bustos as chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee."
November 9, 2020
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The abrupt firing of Secretary Esper is disturbing evidence that President Trump is intent on using his final days in office to sow chaos in our American Democracy and around the world.
November 9, 2020
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Today the world welcomes good news about a vaccine that could be a giant leap forward in our fight against the coronavirus. We are all praying that this early evidence of extraordinary efficacy and safety holds true so that the vaccine can be approved and distributed soon — but not one day sooner or one day later than it is ready.
November 9, 2020

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