Press Releases

Press Release
"Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today celebrating Women's History Month: 'In March, we celebrate Women's History Month and remember the brave women who have contributed to the progress of our country. We recognize those who are changing our communities today and we dedicate ourselves to improving the lives of women for our daughters of tomorrow."
March 5, 2007
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"Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement following a hearing this morning by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the care of wounded troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Other committees will hold hearings later this week: 'This week's Congressional oversight hearings on conditions for our veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are shining a bright light on how our government has failed those who have sacrificed the most."
March 5, 2007
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"Washington, D.C. - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the resignation of Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey: 'The resignation of Secretary Harvey over the substandard conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center is further evidence of the Administration's inability to competently discharge its responsibilities to those most deserving of the nation's attention."
March 2, 2007
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"Washington, D.C. - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Juanita Millender-McDonald, Chairwoman of the Committee on House Administration wrote yesterday to Daniel Beard, Chief Administrative Officer, encouraging the greening of Capitol Hill buildings. 'The Capitol complex should lead the nation in preserving our planet for future generations,' the lawmakers wrote in their letter."
March 2, 2007
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"Washington, D.C. - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the news reports on poor outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington: 'Our wounded military personnel and combat veterans deserve nothing less than the best care, but the continuing revelations at WalterReedArmyMedicalCenter show a troubling trend."
March 1, 2007
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"Washington D.C. - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today denouncing a column by Kenneth Eng published in the February 23 edition of AsianWeek: 'The hateful views expressed in Kenneth Eng's column must not be tolerated and AsianWeek's decision to print them was irresponsible. Eng's words were not only offensive to African Americans, but to all Americans."
February 28, 2007
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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