Speeches

December 2, 2008 Speech
"As both Members and visitors enjoy the educational benefits of Capitol Visitor Center, we will be inspired to explore new paths and to write new chapters in our nation's great history."
November 18, 2008 Speech
"How proud we are of our new House Democratic majority. For two elections in a row, we have wave victories. That's historic. Historic. Just two years and about one month ago, House Democrats stood at 32 votes behind, and now we are 80 plus - a change of over 110 votes. That change brings with it tremendous responsibility. The American people have great expectations for what this Congress can do, working with the great President-elect Barack Obama."
October 3, 2008 Speech
Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor this afternoon in support of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, which passed by a vote of 263 to 171.
October 3, 2008 Speech
"The eye now is to the future. To shine the bright light of accountability on what is happening in our financial markets so that it doesn't happen again. That accountability will tell us how we got to this place and ferret out the abuses. That accountability will honor our trust to the American people."
September 29, 2008 Speech
"Democrats believe in the free market, which can and does create jobs, wealth, and capital, but left to its own devices it has created chaos."
September 26, 2008 Speech
"We are engaged in negotiations now on a very important rescue package for our markets but more importantly, for our economy and for the American people. I believe that great progress is being made. As I have said before, we will not leave until legislation is passed that will be signed by the President and we will be working through the weekend to achieve that end."
September 22, 2008 Speech
"We stated to the American people that we, having heard their presentation of the financial crisis that our country was facing, understood the urgency to move as quickly as possible."
September 11, 2008 Speech
"Once again, we gather to observe the unforgettable horror of 9/11. We gather to convey our deepest sympathy to the families of 9/11, many of whom turned their grief into strength to make America safer. They deserve our deepest gratitude and will always be in our thoughts and prayers."
August 1, 2008 Speech
"Being a mom is a job that requires you to be focused, organized, disciplined, have good interpersonal skills, know how to cook and drive, take care of everything, and at the same time, never take your eyes off the children. And so at least we should expect that the products that come to them are safe and not harmful to their health."
July 30, 2008 Speech
“I rise today in strong support of this resolution calling on the Chinese government to end its human rights abuses so that the Olympic Games can take place in an atmosphere that honors the Olympic traditions of freedom and openness."

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