State of the Union
For The People
On Tuesday night, the President spoke about the honor of being in the House Chamber, and all the progress that has been achieved here. But, sadly, his empty words mean little to the hard-working American families that he has consistently sold out with an agenda stacked for the wealthy and well-connected. With the complicity of the GOP Congress over the last two years, President Trump has failed the middle class by trying to take away Americans’ health care and enriching the wealthiest 1 percent.
The President said that he wanted to work to lower prescription drug prices and build America’s infrastructure yet, thus far, has not put forward any real proposals to make progress on either priority. At the same time, the President also completely ignored the gun violence epidemic that is claiming lives across the country. In stark contrast, in the first week of our new House Majority, we introduced H.R. 8: long-overdue bipartisan, commonsense background checks legislation to keep guns out of the hands of those at-risk of hurting themselves and others. And this week, House Democrats were proud to hold the first hearing on gun violence in years, to develop solutions to end this crisis in our country.
Now, with a new House Majority working For The People, the President has an opportunity to join us to deliver real progress in lowering the price of prescription drugs and making the bold investments needed to rebuild America’s infrastructure in a green and modern way. President Trump should work with Democrats to make good on his promises, and help strengthen the health and economic security of families across America. After two years of the President’s empty words, the American people deserve real results.
Congresswoman Pelosi is joined by Maj. Ian Brown and Capt. Jennifer Peace for the State of the Union address.
Happy Lunar New Year
Every year, San Francisco’s streets are made even more vibrant and festive as we celebrate and welcome the Lunar New Year. As home to one of the largest AAPI communities in America, San Francisco knows that the beauty is truly in the mix. The rich tapestry of traditions and cultures that define our community strengthens and enriches us, and moves us to honor those who make our community grow and thrive.
In the spirit of the Year of the Pig characterized by prosperity and good fortune we commit ourselves to advancing progress for all Americans. We must embrace the hope of this festive season to honor our values and work to provide a brighter future of all Americans. Together, we can ensure the blessings of family, community and equal opportunity are a reality for everyone. I offer my warmest wishes for a year of health, happiness and prosperity to all.
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