Press Releases

Press Release
"'In passing the defense authorization bill today, the House acted to make our military stronger and the American people safer. The bill provides our troops with more than the Bush Administration requested, including a pay raise more in keeping with what they deserve, while rejecting increases in medical care costs the Administration had sought."
May 17, 2007
Press Release
"'This year's town hall was a great opportunity for dialogue with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community,' Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. 'Today, Democrats heard directly from the community - their ideas and concerns - and we look forward to continuing our relationship with AAPIs into the future.'"
May 16, 2007
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"'Today, we commemorate the ultimate sacrifice of the brave men and women who heroically gave their lives in the line of duty to protect ours. With great respect and much appreciation, we remember the fallen and recognize the noble service of those who protect America's communities."
May 15, 2007
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"'The President's announcement today is one more in a long series of pronouncements claiming to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Yet after six years of failed energy policies that have favored Big Oil, the American people are still left with record gas prices and record dependence on foreign oil."
May 14, 2007
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"'The President has long said he supports benchmarks; what he fails to accept is accountability for failing to meet those benchmarks. Benchmarks without consequences and enforcement are meaningless, a blank check. The American people, retired military commanders, and a growing bipartisan majority in both the House and the Senate reject giving President Bush a blank check to pursue the war in Iraq."
May 10, 2007
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"'Nearly 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy advanced a new trade policy that cemented Democrats as the party of free and fair trade. Today, we build on that tradition to announce a new bipartisan breakthrough for fair trade - where we expand opportunities for American businesses, workers and farmers."
May 10, 2007
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"'With this latest veto threat, the President has once again chosen confrontation over cooperation. For four years, the President has refused to pay for this war responsibly, and it is his veto of the Iraq Accountability Act - which gave him more than he asked for - that brings us to this point today."
May 9, 2007
Press Release
"'This evening, the House will have the opportunity to fulfill our first responsibility as elected officials - to provide for the safety and security of the American people. The Homeland Security Authorization bill addresses critical funding needs for the Department of Homeland Security, authorizing funding above the President's request in order to address essential priorities that have been underfunded over the past few years."
May 9, 2007
Press Release
"'Today, the House will take much needed action to clean up the student loan industry and ensure that students and their families can trust the student aid system they rely on to afford college."
May 9, 2007

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