Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Gun Violence Prevention

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.

Upon taking office, every Member of Congress makes a solemn pledge: to protect and defend the American people.  To honor this promise, we must do everything in our power to keep our communities safe from the threat of gun violence. While I strongly support President Obama's comprehensive approach to strengthen background checks and enforce existing law, these commonsense steps cannot substitute Congressional action.

Unfortunately, even after the worst mass shooting in American history at Pulse Night Club in Orlando, House Republicans refused to allow a vote on legislation to strengthen background checks or the ‘No Fly, No Buy’ bill to prevent individuals on the terrorist watch list from purchasing guns which is supported by 85 percent of Americans.

Congresswoman Pelosi joins Bay Area Members of Congress, law Enforcement and community leaders, and survivors of gun violence for the National Day of Action for Commonsense Gun Violence Prevention

That is why I joined with my Democratic colleagues for a 25 hour “No Bill, No Break” sit-in on the House floor urging Speaker Ryan not to recess before holding a vote on commonsense gun violence prevention legislation. However, House Republicans refused to listen to the call of the American people. We will continue to lead the charge to implement universal background checks and commonsense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists and the mentally ill. We will not accept one more moment of silence without action.

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More on Gun Violence Prevention

Jun 16, 2017 Press Release

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Jun 14, 2017 Press Release

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Jun 14, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks today on the Floor of the House after a gunman opened fire on a practice for the Congressional Baseball game:

Leader Pelosi.   Mr. Speaker, I rise to join the distinguished Speaker in paying tribute to the brave men and women of the Capitol Police Force, and also in sadness for the assault that was made on our colleagues and members of the staff. 

Dec 12, 2016 Press Release

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

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks today at the Newtown Vigil to End Gun Violence at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

“Good morning, everyone.  Thank you, Reverend Corsello for your hospitality and your inspiration to all of us.  After listening to Clare and to Damien, it’s hard to be composed.  It’s hard to grasp the strength that Clare had telling us about Camilo. 

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks today on the House floor on House Republicans’ inaction on commonsense gun violence legislation ahead of the seven-week recess.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks today at ‘Lighting the Way’ National Speak Out: The Path Forward on Gun Violence.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Jul 8, 2016 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the shooting that killed five police officers and wounded several others in Dallas:

“The ambush and murder of police officers during a peaceful protest is a tragedy that tears at the heart of every American.  We are horrified by this despicable act of violence, and we share in the shock and grief for the officers killed, their loved ones, and the entire Dallas community.