House Democrats are fighting to make sure that all working people know that somebody has their back. By giving our communities the tools they need to thrive, and empowering American families and workers, we will unlock unprecedented economic growth that will lead to better jobs, better wages, and a better future.
Providing a high quality education to all of America’s students from all backgrounds and income levels is the backbone of our country.
Energy independence and combating climate change is a flagship issue for Congresswoman Pelosi.
Tragically, each day ninety-one people in America are killed by guns. Too many families in our nation bare the painful stories of loved ones lost to gun violence and this heartbreak ripples through our communities with each new gun death. Americans deserve a nation where their homes, their neighborhoods, their dance clubs, their places of worship and their classrooms are free from fear.
Access to quality, affordable health care is critical to the well-being of America, today and in the future.
Armed with the lessons of San Francisco’s model of community-based care, Congresswoman Pelosi worked to accelerate development of an HIV vaccine, expand access to Medicaid for people living with HIV, and increase funding for the Ryan White CARE Act, the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), the Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative and other research, care, treatment, prevention and search for a cure initiatives vital to people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.
Affordable housing is a critical tool in our shared efforts to build a stronger, more vibrant, more inclusive future for San Francisco.
As Americans, we must protect human rights both at home and abroad—the right to live freely without the threat of violence or repression, the right to live with dignity and respect.
In America, the beauty is in the mix. For generations, America’s immigrant communities have enriched our culture, strengthened our economy, and defended the country that they call home.
Nearly 50 years ago, President John Kennedy launched an initiative to safely send a man to the moon and back. He called on us to be first in engineering and science, in technology and industry – for the sake of our economic growth, our common prosperity, our national security, and our leadership across the globe.
Today, the internet and new technologies are shaping the world in a way that we could previously only imagine, giving Americans an easy way to share information, conduct business, and participate in democracy – all with the click of a button.
Since 2010, the economy has added over 15 million private sector jobs. However, it is clear that Congress must do more to create good-paying jobs and increase the paychecks of hard-working Americans. To continue moving our economy forward, we must secure our country’s future with a secure financial future for all so that hardworking families can buy a home, send their children to college and save for retirement.
San Francisco is blessed with a large and vibrant LGBT community and a strong history of advocacy for equal rights for all. Since my first day in Congress, ending discrimination against gays and lesbians has been a top priority. I have continuously supported legislation that expands our laws in order to better reflect the diverse society in which we live.
Our nation’s leaders have no greater responsibility than ensuring the safety and security of the American people.
In San Francisco alone, one in five seniors live in poverty. Like so many in our city, Americans are also facing the dismal prospect of finding their pensions increasingly at risk. These realities make saving for retirement an even greater challenge.
When crafting our transportation options, we must work to reduce the focus on driving and increase our options for bus and rail transit, walking, biking, and transit-oriented development while creating vibrant livable communities.
We owe our veterans a sacred pledge: that just as the military leaves no one behind on the battlefield, we must leave no veteran behind here at home.
Voting rights are essential to who we are as Americans, to the cause of equality, and to the strength of our democracy. We must secure the most basic privilege of American citizenship: the right to vote. Congress plays an important role in removing obstacles to voting to ensure every citizen has the right to vote and every vote is counted as cast.
When women succeed, communities flourish, and when women lead, countries grow stronger. As the first woman Speaker of the House, I stood on the shoulders of those who have come before me — Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth – and every other pioneer who fought to empower and inspire women.