Government Shutdown Déjà Vu

Sep 18, 2015
Pelosi Update

With only 5 legislative days until the budget deadline on September 30th, Republicans are growing louder and louder in their pledges to shut down the government to deny women access to comprehensive health care. Instead of joining Democrats at the table for bipartisan budget negotiations, Congress is spending this week advancing a new assault on women’s health. But the American people are loud and clear, too: they know our country can’t afford another misguided, unnecessary Government Shutdown. 

It has been almost two years since House Republicans forced a 16 day government shutdown that cost our economy $24 billion and caused a loss of 120,000 American private sector jobs

Instead of pushing a radical agenda, we should invest in America’s infrastructure. In California alone, almost 70 percent of roads are in mediocre or poor condition and close to 30 percent of California’s bridges are structurally deficient with the Highway Trust Fund set to expire at the end of October, a robust highway bill is necessary to keep America moving. 

Congress needs to set aside the partisan games in order to advance policies that promote job creation, invest in America’s infrastructure, and continue to support health care for women. 

Nancy Pelosi 

Thank you Jon Stewart for fighting for our first responders who risked their lives on 911. We will#Renew911Health
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Make Your Emergency Plan 
September is National Preparedness Month and to ensure you and your loved ones are prepared for an emergency, consider making an emergency planSF72, San Francisco’s hub for emergency preparedness, provides information on what to do and how to stay connected in an emergency. In addition, you can register for the Great Shake Out on October 15th, another opportunity to prepare for the next “big one”. 

                                                                                         My office was recently contacted by a constituent, an immigrant from Canada, whose U.S. citizen wife was struggling to pay for rent and living costs on her salary alone. My constituent had applied for employment authorization through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), but the three month wait for the authorization to be processed would have made it impossible for him and his wife to continue making payments. With the help of my office, my constituent was able to submit his request for expedited processing based on his family’s financial hardship. Shortly thereafter, USCIS agreed to expedite the case, and his employment authorization was approved allowing him to now seek employment. 

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