Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Press Releases

Press Release
"Washington, D.C--House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Majority Whip James E. Clyburn issued the following joint statement today on the Democratic commitment to find solutions for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina and Rita. President Bush is scheduled to visit the Gulf Coast region tomorrow: 'Hurricane Katrina was a natural disaster, compounded by a man-made disaster. It is now 18 months past time to get our response right. With the leadership of the Gulf Coast Congressional delegation, this Congress is committed to finding real solutions for communities in the region. And we are taking action now."
February 28, 2007
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"Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi today reacted to media reports indicating that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace, has reported to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates that the readiness of our armed forces declined last year. According to the reports, Gates has concluded that the decline poses a significant risk to the ability of our forces to respond to threats to our national security: 'This unacceptable state of readiness affected our military long before President Bush ordered an escalation of the Iraq war in January, but the escalation is making it worse."
February 27, 2007
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"Washington, DC - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the announcement that Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy have been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. 'Today, Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy and the National Soccer Hall of Fame have made history. For the first time, the entire class selected to the Hall in the Player Category will be comprised solely of women. I congratulate them for this trailblazing achievement."
February 27, 2007
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"Washington, D.C. - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement calling on President Bush to support the efforts by Democrats to provide the states with the needed funds to cover the shortfalls for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP): 'President Bush heard again this weekend from Democratic and Republican governors that unless Washington moves quickly to help states cover the $745 million shortfall in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) soon, the health coverage of many children will be in jeopardy."
February 26, 2007
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"Washington, D.C. - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on comments by Vice President Cheney: 'Vice President Cheney continues to question the patriotism of those of us in Congress who challenge the Bush Administration's misguided policies in Iraq, but his latest attack is beneath the office of the Vice President, especially at a time of war."
February 21, 2007
Press Release
"Washington, D.C. - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the announcement that Britain will start pulling troops out of Iraq in the coming months: 'The President's escalation plan to send more U.S. troops to Iraq is out of step with the American people and our allies. Why are thousands of additional American troops being sent to Iraq at the same time that British troops are planning to leave?"
February 21, 2007
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"Washington, D.C. -- The following statement by Speaker Pelosi was submitted to the Congressional Record today in support of H.Res 122, recognizing a National Day of Remembrance on the 65th Anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. In 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which put into motion the internment of Japanese Americans, German Americans, and Italian Americans during World War II: 'To live up to the principles on which this great nation was founded, we must stand for freedom for all Americans, in wartime and in times of peace."
February 19, 2007
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"Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in commemoration of the Lunar New Year, which begins this Sunday, February 18: 'This Sunday marks the start of the Lunar New Year for Asians and Asian Americans all over the world. As we usher in the Year of the Boar, we must remember that valuing holidays such as this is what highlights the beauty of our country as a nation of diverse cultures."
February 16, 2007
Press Release
"Washington, DC--Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi today sent the following letter to President Bush, urging him to take the necessary steps to ensure that the tens of thousands of soldiers being sent to escalate the war in Iraq have the armor and equipment needed to perform their mission and protect their lives. Unfortunately, reports suggest that the President is once again sending troops into Iraq without adequate supplies and support. Democrats, who join the overwhelming majority of Americans in opposing the President's escalation, believe the men and women serving bravely in Iraq should receive the equipment and support they need and deserve."
February 14, 2007
Press Release
"Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the death of Republican Congressman Charlie Norwood of Georgia: 'It is always with deep regret that we learn that one of our own has passed away. Congressman Charlie Norwood was a plain-spoken and passionate public servant. He fought for and served America as a combat medic in Vietnam. As a member of Congress, he did his best to serve his constituents, his conscience, and his country. He faced the end of his life and his sickness with great bravery and dignity."
February 13, 2007

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