Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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National Security

Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi and Anna Eshoo greet U.S. Soldiers with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment from California during a visit to Tactical Base in Gamberi, Afghanistan.

Our nation’s leaders have no greater responsibility than ensuring the safety and security of the American people. That means a tough and smart national security strategy to combat terrorism at home and abroad by eliminating any threats to our people and our country’s infrastructure.

The United States works to combat global terror by working with our allies to protect human rights and prevent radicalization. Congress must also work to ensure that our military and the brave men and women who keep us safe have the resources they need to eliminate security threats while also maintaining appropriate oversight of the Department of Defense (DoD) to preserve  the accountability, transparency, and fiscal discipline of the federal defense budget.

Congress must also protect our nation from the threat posed by cyber-attacks. To secure a reliable and resilient cyberspace that reflects our country's values, we must prevent breaches in our national security while preserving a space that promotes the innovation, expression, and security of the American people. We can provide critical protections for our nation's technological infrastructure by building public-private partnerships, promoting cybersecurity education and awareness campaigns and investing in the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. In doing so, we will minimize risks to this vital infrastructure and decrease the potential for breaches that place our government, private enterprise, and economy in peril.

To move our nation forward in uncertain times, Congress will work to preserve our alliances abroad and ensure our national security at home by promoting peace, progress, and prosperity across the globe.

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Mar 20, 2017 Press Release

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Mar 6, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Trump’s executive order seeking to reinstate his Muslim and Refugee ban:

“The Trump Administration’s repackaging has done nothing to change the immoral, unconstitutional and dangerous goals of their Muslim and refugee ban.  This is the same ban, with the same purpose, driven by the same dangerous discrimination that weakens our ability to fight terror.  

Mar 2, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after 100 House Democrats called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after lying under oath about his conversations with Russia, during his Senate confirmation hearing:

Feb 9, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Baltimore – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously refused to lift the nationwide halt on President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and citizens from seven Muslim countries:

“The 9th Circuit’s unanimous ruling is a victory for our Constitution and our fight against terrorism.  National security experts have urgently warned us that the President’s ban is not just immoral and unconstitutional, but downright dangerous. 

Jan 30, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after a U.S. District Court judge in New York issued an emergency injunction blocking the President Trump's unconstitutional Executive Order creating a ban on Muslims entering the United States:

“The injunction against President Trump’s Executive Order must be immediately enforced nationwide to prevent further harm from his immoral and unconstitutional ban on Muslims.

Oct 19, 2016 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference today.  Below is a transcript of the press conference.  

Leader Pelosi.  Good morning.  I didn't know if any of you would be here.  I thought you would be on the road or something. 

Sep 9, 2016 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks today at the 15th anniversary commemoration of the September 11 terror attacks.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

“Fifteen years ago, we suffered a tragedy that we could not have ever imagined, and witnessed heroism that we will never forget. 

“Every September 11 for the past 15 years, Americans have bowed their heads to find comfort in faith, even as we are still rocked by disbelief at the tragedy of that day.

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement on the one year anniversary of the historic P5+1 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement, which was reached on July 14, 2015:

Jun 22, 2016 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Members of the House Democratic Caucus held a press event on the Front Steps of the U.S. Capitol to tell Speaker Ryan: No Bill, No Break, demanding that the Speaker not recess the House without allowing a vote on commonsense gun violence prevention legislation to keep the American people safe.  Below are the Leader’s opening and closing remarks:

Leader Pelosi’s Opening Remarks

Jun 20, 2016 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Senate Republicans voted to block consideration of amendments including No Fly, No Buy legislation and provisions to expand and strengthen our background checks system: