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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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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Sep 25, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the White House’s release of the notes of the call between President Trump and President Zelensky of Ukraine:

“The release of the notes of the call by the White House confirms that the President engaged in behavior that undermines the integrity of our elections, the dignity of the office he holds and our national security.  The President has tried to make lawlessness a virtue in America and now is exporting it abroad.

Sep 3, 2019 Press Release

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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to transfer $3.6 billion from military construction funds to pay for his border wall:

Aug 2, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer for a bill enrollment ceremony for H.R. 3877, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, a bipartisan budget caps and debt limit agreement that will invest in middle class priorities that advance the health, financial security and well-being of the American people and enhance our national security.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

Jul 12, 2019 Press Release

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Jul 11, 2019 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 H.R. 2500.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

Speaker Pelosi.  Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.  

Jul 8, 2019 Press Release

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Feb 1, 2019 Press Release
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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will start the formal process to withdraw of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which bans ground-launched cruise missiles from 500 to 5500 kilometers:

 “The Trump Administration is risking an arms race and undermining international security and stability.