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Pelosi Floor Speech in Support of Resolution to Terminate Trump’s Unlawful Emergency Declaration

Washington, D.C. Sept. 27, 2019– Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of S.J. Res. 54, a Joint Resolution terminating President Trump’s unlawful emergency declaration.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks: Speaker Pelosi.  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I thank the gentleman for yielding, and thank you for making […]

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Speaker Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry (video)

Washington, D.C. September 24, 2019 – Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks as delivered: Speaker Pelosi.  Good afternoon.  Last Tuesday, we observed the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution on September 17. Sadly, on that day, the Intelligence […]

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Pelosi Statement on Trump Proposal Gutting Anti-Discrimination Protections for LGBTQ Americans

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2019 – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration announced a proposal to gut protections that prevent federal contractors from discriminating against LGBTQ Americans, women and other minorities: “The Administration’s license to discriminate is cruel, blatantly bigoted and downright dangerous.  This hateful rule would greenlight open discrimination against tens of millions […]

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Pelosi Statement on 4th Anniversary of Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling

Washington, D.C. June 26, 2019– Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement to mark the 4th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality: “Four years ago, our nation and the lives of all LGBTQ Americans were transformed when the Supreme Court ruled unequivocally in Obergefell v. Hodges that marriage equality was the right of everyone.  […]

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Pelosi Statement on Border Supplemental Bill to Provide Humanitarian Assistance for Children, Families at the Border

Washington, D.C. June 23, 2019– Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the introduction of a strong border supplemental bill, which provides robust funding to relieve the humanitarian situation at the border and does not fund the Administration’s failed policy of mass detention: “This week, the House will advance strong border legislation, which protects vulnerable […]

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Pelosi, Schumer Call For Special Counsel Mueller to Provide Public Testimony In House And Senate

Washington, D.C. April 18, 2019 – Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released the following joint statement calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to provide public testify in the House and Senate as soon as possible. “Attorney General Barr’s regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March […]

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Pelosi Statement on Resignation of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

San Francisco, April 8, 2019 — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the resignation of Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen: “It is deeply alarming that the Trump Administration official who put children in cages is reportedly resigning because she is not extreme enough for the White House’s liking. “The President’s dangerous and […]

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Pelosi Statement on Filing of House Lawsuit to Block the President’s Transfer of Funds for His Ineffective, Wasteful Wall

San Francisco, April 5, 2019  – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House filed a lawsuit challenging the President’s decision to transfer funds from appropriated accounts for his border wall, in violation of Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 – the Appropriations Clause – of the Constitution: “Today, the House is taking action […]

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Speaker Pelosi: House will hold a vote to override President Trump’s veto

San Francisco, March 15, 2019 –  – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on President Trump’s veto of the resolution terminating his unlawful emergency declaration, which was overwhelmingly passed on a bipartisan basis by the House and Senate: “The House and Senate resoundingly rejected the President’s lawless power grab, yet the President has chosen to […]

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Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on the President’s Unlawful Emergency Declaration

Washington, D.C. February 15, 2019 – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released this joint statement on President Trump declaring a national emergency: “The President’s unlawful declaration over a crisis that does not exist does great violence to our Constitution and makes America less safe, stealing from urgently needed defense funds for […]

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Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement On the Possibility of President Trump Declaring a National Emergency

Washington, D.C.Feb. 14, 2019 – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released this joint statement on the possibility of President Trump declaring a national emergency: “Declaring a national emergency would be a lawless act, a gross abuse of the power of the presidency and a desperate attempt to distract from the fact […]

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Pelosi: House will not authorize State of the Union address in House Chamber until government has opened

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 23, 2019 – Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the following letter today to President Trump regarding the State of the Union address.  Throughout the shutdown, now 33 days in, Democrats have repeatedly voted to re-open government so that federal workers can pay their bills, government services will be available to the American people, and […]

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Pelosi Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

San Francisco, Jan. 21, 2019 – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is observed annually as a national day of service on the third Monday of January in honor of the civil rights leader’s birthday on January 15, 1929: “Ninety years after Rev. Dr. Martin […]