This landmark vote closes the door on a fundamental unfairness and repeals a policy that does not contribute to our national security. Ending â€œDonâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tellâ€ reflects a core principle in our nation: that anyone who wishes to serve, secure, and defend this country should be welcomed, judged by their abilities, and honored for their sacrifice.
Dec 10, 2010 Pelosi Update
I am so pleased that the House passed the DREAM Act of 2010 by a vote of 216 to 198 on Wednesday. I have long been committed to the passage of this critical legislation, which offers young immigrants the chance to attain citizenship and contribute to our countryâ€™s future by pursuing a college education or serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Dec 3, 2010 Pelosi Update
Yesterday, the House passed the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010, which will make permanent tax cuts for the middle-class to spur economic growth and help the vast majority of Americans struggling through a tough economy.
Nov 24, 2010 Pelosi Update
This Thursday, families in San Francisco and across the country will sit down together and give thanks. As we show our gratitude for the comfort of our loved ones and the many blessings of American liberty, let us remember those who are struggling to put food on the table for their families during these difficult economic times.
Nov 19, 2010 Pelosi Update
Our first priority is to create jobs; the American people want to get back to work. Unemployment Insurance is a lifeline for millions of jobless Americans still looking for work, as well as a proven economic booster, returning $2 into the economy for every $1 invested
Nov 12, 2010 Pelosi Update
Each year on Veterans Day, we remember those who perished at war and celebrate the courage of those who come home. In Congress, our work is founded on a solemn promise: just as the military pledges to leave no soldier behind on the battlefield, we will leave no veteran behind when they return home.
Nov 2, 2010 Pelosi Update
Voting is a fundamental right. Generations of Americans have struggled and even died to ensure that all of us have the right to vote. We all can honor their sacrifice today, November 2nd.
Oct 29, 2010 Pelosi Update
On Tuesday, I was honored to join with leaders of the University of California, local officials, doctors, medical students and patients to break ground on the new UCSF hospital in Mission Bay.
Oct 22, 2010 Pelosi Update
Democrats in Congress are fighting to keep our economy moving forward, and that means working day in and day out to improve the lives of women and their families.
Oct 15, 2010 Pelosi Update
The recent outbreak of youth suicides around the nation by LGBT teens who have been teased and bullied is a clarion call for our country that we must take immediate action to stop the bullying now.
Oct 8, 2010 Pelosi Update
On Wednesday, I had the privilege of touring the McRoskey Mattress Company, a family-owned business that has been manufacturing mattresses in San Francisco since 1899.
Oct 1, 2010 Pelosi Update
In response to the worst recession since the Great Depression, the 111th Congress took action to bring our economy back from the brink and restore American jobs here at home.
Sep 24, 2010 Pelosi Update
The most eloquent voices in this debate have been the small business owners themselves, who are still having difficulties obtaining the capital they need to keep their doors open and to grow.
Sep 17, 2010 Pelosi Update
On Monday, I joined Small Business Administrator Elizabeth Echols and local small business owners at the opening of The Culinary Edge, a new small business in San Francisco that provides integrated culinary services to the restaurant and foodservice industries.
The thoughts and prayers of the Bay Area and the nation go out to the victims of the natural gas explosion in San Bruno.
Sep 3, 2010 Pelosi Update
Yesterday, I was proud to join student veterans at San Francisco State University (SFSU) to discuss the Post 9/11 GI Bill â€“ restoring the promise of a full, four-year scholarship for our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their dependents.
Aug 27, 2010 Pelosi Update
Today, I gathered with women leaders in San Francisco to honor the brave suffragettes who marched, struggled, and sacrificed for the cause of equality â€“ and in the name of a better life for generations of women and girls yet to come.
Aug 20, 2010 Pelosi Update
On Tuesday, I was honored to join Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Mayor Gavin Newsom at a ceremony to endorse the Terms of Transfer of Treasure Island to our City of San Francisco.
The House passed the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act to save and create nearly 320,000 American jobs. This legislation will save 161,000 teaching jobs, including 16,500 teacher positions here in California â€“ just in time for the coming school year.
Aug 6, 2010 Pelosi Update
On Thursday, the Senate passed legislation to deliver critical funding to states and local communities and create and save 290,000 American jobs