Five years ago this week, a gunman took the lives of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary. The families of the victims of gun violence deserve more than just our thoughts and prayers – they deserve real, urgent and long-overdue action to end this crisis.
In my view, the House Republican Leadership is racing forward with a tax scam that will raise taxes on millions of middle class families, in order to hand deficit-exploding giveaways to the wealthiest and corporations shipping jobs overseas.
Covered California is here to stay with open enrollment for 2018 beginning today,November 1st, through January 31st, 2018. Covered California is the only insurance marketplace in California where eligible consumers can receive financial assistance to help pay for their health insurance.
As a Californian and as an American, my heart breaks for the victims of the devastating wildfires in the North Bay and for the loved ones of those still missing. All Americans send our deepest condolences to the thousands whose homes and businesses have been destroyed and lives upended by this disaster, and offer our solemn gratitude to the heroic first responders who are risking their lives to protect neighbors and strangers alike.
The families of the victims of gun violence deserve more than just our thoughts and prayers – they deserve real, urgent and long-overdue action to end this crisis. But just days after the worst mass shooting in modern American history, the House Republican Leadership in my view has refused to even begin a bipartisan, common sense process to address the gun violence epidemic.
The zombie health care repeal proposal is back yet again. After numerous failures to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the Republican Leadership in Congress has scheduled a vote on their Graham-Cassidy bill this week.
From the beginning, Trumpcare has meant a frightening future for families who need affordable, dependable health care the most. Today, Republicans in the House of Representatives voted for higher health costs, less coverage, gutting key protections, an age tax and stealing from Medicare.
Each Earth Day, the international community renews our commitment to protecting the environment. Since 1970, communities around the world have united on this day to highlight the urgency with which we must act to protect the world’s air, water, land, and wildlife for the next generation.
Today, President Trump’s signature on S.J.Res 34 has unleashed internet service providers to sell your most intimate personal information – without your knowledge or your consent. This measure is a breathtaking violation of Americans’ privacy in one of the most personal parts of their lives. Republicans have made it possible to sell your most personal and sensitive information – your browsing history, your children’s location, everything.
In my view, the Republican Majority’s Pay More For Less bill is a moral monstrosity that will deeply devastate working families across America. Despite claims their legislation will be an “act of mercy”, if it passes - 24 million Americans will have their health insurance ripped away, while billionaires can receive a massive new tax break.
One month ago, President Trump took the oath of office. Since taking office, I believe his dangerous, incompetent policies and actions have jeopardized our national security, our economy, and our values.
Covered California’s open enrollment period for 2017 began on November 1st and continues through January 31st, 2017. Even if you had a Covered California plan in 2016, you are strongly encouraged to go online, update your application, and compare the plans and premiums for 2017, to make sure you are choosing the plan that works best for you in 2017.
Covered California’s open enrollment period for 2017 began on November 1st and continues through January 31st, 2017. To avoid a gap in coverage, current Covered California plans must be renewed by December 15th, 2016.
On Veterans Day, Americans honor the sacrifices of the courageous women and men who have who have bravely served our country. Our veterans have earned our everlasting gratitude for fighting for liberty and our democracy.
One hundred years ago, the National Park Service was born and tasked with the great honor and responsibility of protecting and preserving our nation’s greatest natural treasures. The formation of the Park Service was inspired in part by a powerful environmental movement that brought attention to the beauty and magnificence of our nation’s landscapes. From the father of national parks, John Muir, to the legendary wilderness photographer, Ansel Adams, California is home to some of the most prominent and fearless champions of environmental stewardship.
As the mother of 5 children within 6 years, I know the excitement and challenges of preparing your child for the new school year. Below you will find helpful resources for your student as they enter the 2016-2017 school year.
Last week, Republican Leadership chose to leave Washington, D.C. for a seven-week recess without allowing a single vote on life-saving legislation. From Zika, to Flint, to gun violence prevention, to opioids — again and again, our colleagues across the aisle refuse to pass any of these commonsense measures to protect the American people and our nation.
Whether you are travelling the world or visiting Washington, D.C. to tour our nation’s Capitol building, you may be interested in taking a look at a few helpful tips to help make your summer travels safe, fun and stress free.
During San Francisco Small Business Week, we honor the contributions of the more than 85,000 small businesses that help make San Francisco the Innovation Capitol of the World. From May 21st – May 28, 2016, you may be interested in taking a look at the series of events, list of speakers and opportunities to inspire, educate and connect our business community. You can also find resources from the Small Business Administration below.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available to apply for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid for the 2016-2017 academic year. If you are seeking state aid through California Grants, you must submit your FAFSA and a certified GPA to the California Student Aid Commission by March 2nd, 2016.
In 2015, my office worked around the clock to assist San Franciscans in California’s 12th Congressional District. Please feel free to take a look at the list of services and casework spotlight below. To stay informed of my work in Congress, sign up for my weekly Pelosi Update newsletter and connect with me on Twitter.
With the April 15th tax deadline just around the corner, you may be interested in taking a look at the helpful resources below to make this year’s filing process easier than ever. For additional assistance with filing your taxes, you can visit IRS.gov or call 1-800-829-1040.
On Monday, March 28th, 2016, The President and First Lady will open the South Lawn of the White for the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll. The annual celebration invites children 13 years and younger and their families to enjoy live music, sport courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. This year’s event will also include the first-ever White House Fun Run, led by First Lady Michelle Obama. Tickets to the final Easter Egg Roll of the Obama Administration can be requested through an online public lottery, which closes tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17th, 2016.
For the more than 40 years since Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court has consistently ruled that a woman’s reproductive health decisions must be her own – in consultation with her family, her physician and her faith. Yet today, American women are witnessing a brazen and concerted Republican effort to roll back their constitutional right to make their own health decisions
As San Francisco welcomes visitors from across the nation to host Super Bowl 50, we are once again provided with an opportunity to showcase the values and culture that make our City great. While the Super Bowl has long been one of America’s most celebrated sporting events, Super Bowl 50 is sure to be the biggest celebration yet - one that is loud, proud, inclusive and authentic, just like the Bay Area itself.
The Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. dedicated his life to ensuring that all Americans may live the American Dream. Dr. King led battles to defeat rampant injustice against African Americans, workers, and people living in poverty around the world. As a fourth generation Baptist preacher, Dr. King was compelled by his faith to confront and combat the evil of inaction in the face of injustice.
During the holiday season, we come together to offer gratitude for the blessings in our lives and give thanks for the gift of friends and family. As you begin your travel plans to spend another joyful holiday season surrounded by loved ones, I would like to share a few helpful tips on how to make your travel experience better than ever.
On Veterans Day, we salute the 22 million veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice and remember those who served our country in the name of freedom and democracy. After fighting for our nation overseas, no veteran should have to fight for a job, for access to healthcare, or for a safe place to call home. You may be interested in taking a look at the resources below to learn about opportunities that are helping equip our heroes with the tools to succeed.
Today, Covered California open enrollment for 2016 begins and continues through January 31st, 2016. To avoid a gap in coverage, current Covered California plans must be renewed by December 15th, 2015. Although you may apply for MediCal year round, you must submit an application by December 7th, 2015 to qualify for coverage beginning on January 1st, 2016. You can also choose from a number of dental plans, which are new to the 2016 Covered California Marketplace.
Every Labor Day, America pays tribute to the hard-working men and women who are the beating heart of our economy and the backbone of our democracy. When working people succeed, America succeeds – and this weekend, we rededicate ourselves to defending their rights and expanding their opportunities.
As San Francisco’s Representative, keeping you informed of my work in Congress is one of my top priorities. To receive breaking news and updates on issues important to you and your family, please connect with me online.
It is a privilege to represent you and the people of San Francisco in Congress. My office is proud to provide assistance if you need help with a federal agency or the federal grants process, seek to tour DC landmarks, or are interested in youth opportunities in my office.
With the April 15th tax deadline just around the corner, there are several resources available to help make this year’s filing process easier than ever. Take a look at the IRS Resources below, which includes helpful tips for filing your tax return and a link to software that may help you file your taxes for free.
Over 1.3 million Californians have enrolled in quality, affordable health care in California’s health insurance marketplace, Covered California. Another 2 million more now receive care as a result of the expansion of Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act.
Congress must do more to create an economy that works for all Americans, not just the wealthy few. Unfortunately, I believe House Republican policies are standing in the way.
As you may be aware, my office is proud to provide assistance if you are experiencing difficulty with a federal agency, need help with the federal grants process, or are interested in touring D.C. landmarks. This newsletter includes tax tips and information about the many services my office can provide to you.
After a year of lurching from manufactured crisis to crisis, the Republican-led Congress headed home with what I believe is one of the most miserably unproductive records in history.
Passing the Affordable Care Act – ensuring every American has access to quality, affordable health care as a right, and not a privilege – stands as one of my proudest moments in the twenty-six years I have enjoyed the honor of representing San Francisco in the Congress.
For too long, America’s women have faced outdated policies and practices that prevent them from fully participating in our economy.
In 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act, preventing the U.S. from defaulting on its financial obligations and cutting spending by over $1 trillion over the next 10 years.
The message from the American people is loud and clear: we need solutions not stalemates.
My Democratic colleagues and I are focused on Americans’ top priorities: jobs, the economy, and a stronger middle class.
As you may be aware, my office provides assistance if you are experiencing difficulty with a federal agency, need help with the federal grants process, or are interested in touring D.C. landmarks.
After nearly a year in the majority, the House Republican Leadership has yet to address the number one priority of the American people – job creation.
Social Security and Medicare are solemn pledges to our seniors – a promise of a safe and secure source of retirement income and health care for Americans. Protecting Social Security and Medicare is among my top priorities.
Over the last six months, the Congress has worked to pass historic health care legislation, hold Wall Street accountable, assist small businesses, make college more affordable and create good-paying jobs...
As a result of swift congressional action on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 95 percent of American workers are already seeing a tax cut in their paychecks, and seniors and disabled veterans are receiving recovery payments—one-time payments of $250 to more than 50 million individuals who receive Social Security and SSI benefits...
This Congress is working to make America less dependent on foreign oil, lower record gas prices and ensure greater energy independence...
In 2007, I had the great privilege of commemorating my 20th year of service to our great city of San Francisco as your Representative in Congress, while taking the gavel as the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives...
We need a new direction in Iraq, one that will say to the Iraqi people: we will not be in your country indefinitely, we will not construct permanent bases, and we will not control the flow of your oil...
As we begin a new session of Congress, many of our courageous men and women in uniform are in Iraq engaged in a war of choice that has already cost more than 2,200 lives. In Washington, D.C., we have seen the greed of special interests placed above the needs of American families...
Our plan, the New Partnership for America's Future, reaffirms our commitment to six core values for a strong middle class: national security, prosperity, fairness, opportunity, community and accountability...
We are fighting for tax relief for working families and small businesses, an increase in the minimum wage and investments in education and infrastructure...
I am fighting every day in Congress to change these policies in order to create jobs and economic growth, to increase access to health care, to improve education for our children, to safeguard our environment and to keep our nation safe while at the same time protecting our Constitution and our civil liberties...
In January, when I was elected Minority Leader, I made security and prosperity for the American people the priority of House Democrats. Earlier this year, the safety of our men and women in uniform was put at risk to enter a war against Iraq...
Since becoming House Democratic Whip in January, I have worked to build unity in the party, to protect Social Security, to create a Medicare prescription drug benefit, to preserve the environment and to win funding for education...
The tragedy of September 11 has had an impact on our budget priorities. We most certainly want to invest in protecting our country from future attacks, but we must also invest in our children's future...