Better Deal

A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future   

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.

To unlock that future, Democrats are focusing on three goals:

■ Raise the wages and incomes of American workers and create millions of good-paying jobs: Our plan for A Better Deal starts by creating millions of good-paying, full-time jobs by directly investing in our crumbling infrastructure and prioritizing small business and entrepreneurs, instead of giving tax breaks to special interests. We will aggressively crack down on unfair foreign trade and fight back against corporations that outsource American jobs. We will fight to ensure a living wage for all Americans and keep our promise to millions of workers who earned a pension, Social Security and Medicare, so seniors can retire with dignity.

■ Lower the costs of living for families: We will offer A Better Deal that will lower the crippling cost of prescription drugs and the cost of a college or technical education that leads to a good job. We will fight for families struggling with high monthly bills like childcare, credit card fees, and cable bills. We will crack down on monopolies and the concentration of economic power that has led to higher prices for consumers, workers, and small business – and make sure Wall Street never endangers Main Street again.

■ Build an economy that gives working Americans the tools to succeed in the 21st Century:: Americans deserve the chance to get the skills, tools, and knowledge to find a good-paying job or to move up in their career to earn a better living. We will commit to A Better Deal that provides new tax incentives to employers that invest in workforce training and education and make sure the rules of the economy support companies that focus on long-term growth, rather than short-term profits. We will make it a national priority to bring high-speed Internet to every corner of America and offer apprenticeships to millions of new workers. We will encourage innovation, invest in advanced research and ensure start-ups and small businesses can compete and prosper.

It’s time to put government back on the side of all Americans, not just those at the top. It’s time for A Better Deal.

More on Better Deal

Feb 8, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined House Democratic Leaders to unveil their bold, comprehensive infrastructure plan A Better Deal to Rebuild America.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: 
 
Leader Pelosi.  Thank you, Congresswoman Esty for your kind remarks, more importantly, for your deep knowledge on this subject and your leadership on it.  I’m very honored to stand here with my colleagues who have worked so hard on this issue over time and, now, as part of A Better Deal.

Jan 31, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Chairman Joseph Crowley and members of the House Democratic Leadership for a press conference following House Democrats’ Caucus meeting.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: 
 
Leader Pelosi Opening Remarks. 

Jan 29, 2018 Press Release

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Jan 22, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of U.S. House of Representatives opposing Republicans’ latest stop-gap funding bill.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: 

Leader Pelosi.  Thank you, Mr. Speaker.  I thank the gentleman for yielding, and associate myself fully with his remarks.  Thank you, Mr. [Whip Steny] Hoyer, for your great leadership.

Dec 18, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the non-partisan Tax Policy Center released an analysis of the GOP tax scam conference report:
 
“The final draft of the GOP tax scam is the most shameless and brazen theft of them all. 

Dec 15, 2017 Press Release

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San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Republicans unveiled the conference report of the GOP tax scam:

Nov 16, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Democratic Members of the House and Senate and retired Teamsters and miners to unveil a new plank of ‘A Better Deal’ that would ensure the pensions that American workers have earned over a lifetime of work are safeguarded and protected into the future. Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Nov 7, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Congressman Eric Swalwell, Congressman David Price, Congressman Brendan Boyle and students and advocates at a press conference on the proposed elimination of the student loan interest deduction in the GOP Tax Scam.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Leader Pelosi Opening Remarks

Nov 1, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House and Senate Democrats and labor leaders to unveil a new plank of Democrats’ economic agenda, A Better Deal, which would strengthen American workers’ freedom to negotiate with employers. Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Oct 27, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616