Pelosi Updates

Mar 15, 2013 Pelosi Update
This year’s Republican budget is nothing more than more of the same. It still destroys jobs and puts our economic recovery at risk. It still protects the wealthiest at the expense of the middle class. It still undermines the health and economic security of the elderly and disabled. It still ends the Medicare guarantee and shifts costs to seniors.
Mar 1, 2013 Pelosi Update
Yesterday, we celebrated the passage of the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) following the failure of the partisan and discriminatory proposal put forth this week by House Republicans. With House Democrats pushing for a stronger, more comprehensive reauthorization, the Senate’s version passed the House by a vote of 286-138, extending the law’s crucial protections to LGBT, Native American and immigrant victims, providing for more rape kits as well as a national registry of forensic evidence from sexual assault cases, strengthening criminal anti-trafficking statutes, providing for temporary housing for victims, and addressing domestic violence on American college campuses.
Feb 22, 2013 Pelosi Update
President Obama and Democrats agree: America cannot afford more Republican obstruction and delay. The stakes are too high and time is running too short. Inaction will simply leave the indiscriminate, across-the-board spending cuts in place – threatening jobs, undermining public safety and first responders, injecting uncertainty into our markets, and harming our economy.
Feb 15, 2013 Pelosi Update
This week, President Obama spoke directly to the American people about solutions to our most pressing challenges: how to create economic growth with jobs, strengthen the middle class, and responsibly reduce the deficit. His agenda is a reflection of the fundamental American values of opportunity, equality, and fairness for all. His proposals reflect a core vision shared by House Democrats: that a strong, thriving middle class is essential to a strong, prosperous America. The President’s objectives match the priorities of House Democrats.
Feb 8, 2013 Pelosi Update
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is essential to the well-being of our middle class. For more than 20 years, working families have used the FMLA to take unpaid leave for things like caring for a new baby or dealing with a family member’s serious medical condition, without penalty from employers. California has led the way in strengthening the FMLA, becoming the first state to enact a paid family leave insurance program, while San Francisco has made paid sick days standard.
Feb 1, 2013 Pelosi Update
Last month, all Members of Congress took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and the American people. Over the past two weeks, House Democrats have come together to fulfill that duty, holding hearings and briefings to listen to powerful, poignant testimony from Americans who have dealt firsthand with gun violence – and seeking ways to prevent it in the future.
Jan 25, 2013 Pelosi Update
For nearly two decades, the Violence Against Women Act has brought domestic violence out of the shadows, protected women and children from harm, and saved lives. This week, House Democrats introduced the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 and vowed to work towards the swift passage of this critical legislation.
Jan 18, 2013 Pelosi Update

Preventing Gun Violence
No words can comfort and console the loved ones brutally taken from us in Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, and other senseless tragedies. While we continue to pray for the families and honor the memories of those lost, here in Congress, what we need now are less words and more action.

Jan 11, 2013 Pelosi Update
In the 113th Congress, we have an opportunity for a new beginning to work together to strengthen our middle class and small businesses and grow our economy. We have a moral imperative to invest in good-paying jobs and in the prosperity of our people, as we build our infrastructure and reduce the deficit. We must ensure that innovation rests at the heart of our success; that we remain first in science, technology, engineering and energy; that we educate and prepare our youth for the opportunities of tomorrow, as we make it in America.
Jan 4, 2013 Pelosi Update
On New Year’s Day, the House passed the Senate’s bipartisan legislation to make tax cuts for the middle class permanent, extend critical tax credits for working families, and avert the so-called “fiscal cliff”. The bill is a victory for the middle class; permanently extending the middle class tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses and promoting economic growth, while asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. More specifically, the bill:
Dec 14, 2012 Pelosi Update

Sending our Prayers and Support to the Newtown Community
No words can console the parents of the children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School or describe the pain and shock of such an unspeakable tragedy. No words can comfort the loved ones of those brutally taken from us today. All Americans share our prayers and our grief over these horrifying events.

Dec 7, 2012 Pelosi Update

Fighting for Your 2K

Nov 30, 2012 Pelosi Update

Time is Running Out

Nov 22, 2012 Pelosi Update

A Time to Give Thanks
On Thanksgiving, we come together to offer our gratitude for the blessings in our lives, for our families, friends, and loved ones, for the strength of our community, our city, and our country.

Nov 16, 2012 Pelosi Update

Fighting for the Middle Class

Nov 9, 2012 Pelosi Update

Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes
On Veterans Day, Americans pause to honor and celebrate all of the men and women who went to war and came safely home; who traveled to distant battlefields on behalf of our freedom and security; who have fought in the name of liberty, in defense of our values.

Nov 2, 2012 Pelosi Update

A Time to Join Together
Our thoughts and prayers rest with the families, friends, and loved ones of all those who have lost their lives in the course of Hurricane Sandy, and our hearts go out to the millions of Americans experiencing destruction and devastation in their homes and communities.

Oct 26, 2012 Pelosi Update

Go Giants, Go!

Oct 19, 2012 Pelosi Update

Fighting for San Francisco’s Seniors
House Republicans continue to support a plan to end Medicare as we know it; raising costs on our nation’s seniors and reducing their benefits. In San Francisco, their plan would:

Oct 12, 2012 Pelosi Update

San Francisco Leads the Way
When it comes to transportation, San Francisco always leads the way. This week I joined partners and leaders from federal, state, and local government to celebrate our investments in the next phase of the Third Street-Central Subway line and the ground-breaking Presidio Parkway public private partnership.