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 10, 2020 Press Release

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Feb 26, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on Congressional action to combat the coronavirus:

“The American people need a well-coordinated, whole-of-government, fully-funded response to keep them safe from the coronavirus threat.  Unfortunately, the Trump Administration has mounted an opaque and chaotic response to this outbreak. 

Feb 13, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Senate passed a Joint War Powers Resolution under the leadership of Senator Tim Kaine to limit the President’s military action in Iran:

Jan 30, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of Rep. Ro Khanna’s bill, No War Against Iran Act, and Rep. Barbara Lee’s bill, To Repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

Jan 27, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement marking three years since President Trump signed orders instituting the Muslim travel ban, making it more difficult for families, including refugees, from seven predominantly Muslim countries to enter the United States based on their religion or religious heritage:

Dec 11, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California blocked the Trump Administration from stealing $3.6 billion from military construction initiatives to pay for his ineffective, wasteful wall.  This ruling follows a separate ruling in the District Court Western District of Texas, in which the courts issued a permanent injunction against the wall.

Dec 10, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas issued a permanent injunction against the Trump Administration’s wasteful, ineffective border wall, ruling that the Administration does not have the authority to steal from money appropriated by Congress for a different purpose:

Oct 21, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on House Republicans’ attempt to censure Chairman Adam Schiff:

Oct 14, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the President’s Executive Order authorizing the imposition of sanctions against Turkish government officials and associated entities: 

 

“President Trump has unleashed an escalation of chaos and insecurity in Syria.  His announcement of a package of sanctions against Turkey falls very short of reversing that humanitarian disaster.

Oct 7, 2019 Press Release

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