Press Releases

Press Release
"As you know, Congress is working to produce a supplemental appropriations bill that will provide for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Disclosures this week by officials in the Department of Defense contradict repeated claims made by officials in your Administration in an effort to influence the outcome of congressional deliberations and public opinion. We therefore wanted to make sure you were aware of the facts on two critical issues relating to the supplemental."
April 20, 2007
Press Release
"Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi was joined this afternoon by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in accepting a preliminary report by the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the House Daniel Beard on efforts that would reduce the environmental impacts associated with the operations of the House building complex."
April 19, 2007
Press Release
"'I am disappointed. Criminalizing doctors for performing medically necessary procedures to save a woman's life or protect her health is wrong. The Court's decision is a significant step backwards."
April 18, 2007
Press Release
"'The Senate vote occurred on the same day that Families USA issued a new report finding that drug prices are going up despite the repeated assertions by the Bush Administration that Medicare Part D is bringing drug prices down. The report finds that for the top 15 drugs prescribed for seniors, the median Medicare Part D price has skyrocketed in the last year, growing by 9.2 percent -- almost four times the inflation rate of 2.4 percent."
April 18, 2007
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"'As Americans pay our taxes this week, we deserve a government that reflects our priorities for the future, but also respects the value of taxpayer dollars,' said Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 'From taxpayer protections, to 'pay-as-you-go' spending discipline, to reforms in government contracting, Democrats are restoring accountability and fiscal responsibility to Washington.'"
April 17, 2007
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"'The Democratic leadership of Congress will work with President Bush and our Republican colleagues to build consensus that provides for our veterans, protects our troops, rebuilds our military, holds the Iraqi government accountable, and responsibly winds down this war. Both the House and Senate have passed bills that call for accountability in the President's Iraq policy for the first time since this war began more than four years ago."
April 16, 2007
Press Release
"'Mr. Speaker, it is with great sadness that I rise to acknowledge that today our country has been struck by a terrible, terrible tragedy. The death toll at Virginia Tech now is over 30. This is the worst campus shooting in the history of our country."
April 16, 2007
Press Release
"'Today's rally affirms an enduring principle of our democracy: the right to be heard and represented. For more than 200 years, the people of the District of Columbia have been denied full voting representation. The bipartisan D.C. Vote legislation by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Congressman Tom Davis corrects a serious flaw in our democracy."
April 16, 2007
Press Release
"'Beginning with the first 100 hours, the House passed, with broad bipartisan support, legislation to make America safer at home; make our economy stronger and fairer; make college more accessible; make health care more affordable; advance embryonic stem cell research; and bring us closer to our goal of energy independence. We restored openness and accountability to our government with tough ethical reforms."
April 13, 2007
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"'Today's announcement just underscores the fact that the burden of the war in Iraq has fallen upon our troops and their families. The Bush Administration has failed to create a plan to fully equip and train our troops, bring them home safely and soon, and provide our veterans with the quality care they deserve."
April 11, 2007

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