Pelosi Updates

Sep 8, 2015 Pelosi Update
Education is the most important investment that families can make in themselves and that a nation can make in its future. With the Kindergarten to College initiative, San Francisco is once more leading the way for the nation. This week, I visited a class of first graders at Monroe Elementary School in the Excelsior neighborhood who have a head start in saving for college through this unique program.
Aug 31, 2015 Pelosi Update
This week, America celebrated Women’s Equality Day, honoring the brave American suffragettes who reached for the ballot, demanded their civil rights, and altered the course of history. These pioneers challenged the status quo so women today can pull the lever for progress, and they forced open the doors of equality and justice so all could walk through them. On the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, it has never been more clear thatwhen women succeed, America succeeds.
Aug 24, 2015 Pelosi Update
For the past quarter century, the Ryan White CARE Act has played a fundamental role in our nation’s struggle to treat and ultimately destroy HIV/AIDS. This legislation has provided an essential lifeline to Americans living with HIV/AIDS who lack the resources and coverage needed to cope with this devastating disease. As we reflect on the progress of the past 25 years, and on the courageous legacy of Ryan White himself, we rededicate ourselves to carrying out the mission of the Ryan White CARE Act – to finally banish HIV/AIDS to the history books.
Aug 14, 2015 Pelosi Update
For 80 years, Social Security has guaranteed the future of all hard-working Americans – in old age, in disability, in surviving the loss of a loved one. It is the essential promise that in our great country, a future of security and dignity will be there for every family. It is a sacred guarantee that has protected the retirements and the independence of millions and millions of Americans through the decades. Social Security represents not only security for our seniors, but opportunity for every generation.
Aug 7, 2015 Pelosi Update

Strengthening Global Security 
This past week, my colleagues and I traveled to Italy and Ukraine on a Congressional Delegation focused on security – national security, economic security, energy security, and food security. 

Jul 31, 2015 Pelosi Update
This week, we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. This legislation has stood as the guardian of Americans’ right to vote, of Americans’ right to have their voices heard in the direction that their government is taking. Two years ago, the Supreme Court weakened some of the most important protections of the Voting Rights Act. Instead of strengthening this bipartisan legislation, House Republicans have refused to allow a bill to come to the floor and have adjourned for nearly six weeks. It is wrong to permit this most fundamental right of our democracy to be eroded.
Jul 24, 2015 Pelosi Update
This week, I joined a group of bipartisan, bicameral Members of Congress tointroduce the Equality Act, an historic, comprehensive LGBT non-discrimination bill that ensures all Americans have the same basic protections under the law. We have come so far since we began the fight to ensure equal rights for LGBT Americans.
Jul 21, 2015 Pelosi Update
On Tuesday, an historic nuclear agreement was reached between Iran and the P5+1 Nations – United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany – providing the best, long-term solution for preventing Iran from building a nuclear weapon.
Jul 11, 2015 Pelosi Update
This week, as we celebrated the 147th anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment, granting equal protection for all, South Carolina voted to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from their Statehouse grounds. Yet at the same time, House Republicans moved to allow a vote to undo successful Democratic amendments that would have barred the display of Confederate flags in federal cemeteries and barred the National Park Service from doing business with gift shops that sell Confederate flag merchandise as part of the Interior Appropriations bill. After the terrible tragedy in Charleston, after decades of this flag serving as a banner of oppression, hate, and segregation, it is long overdue to take down the Confederate Battle Flag.
Jul 2, 2015 Pelosi Update
This weekend, as our nation celebrates the Fourth of July, let all of us remember the treasured words of the declaration that heralded our independence -- the unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As we approach Independence Day, we continue to celebrate two landmark Supreme Court decisions from last week that honor the highest ideals of our Founders.
Jun 26, 2015 Pelosi Update
This week, for the second time, the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act. The Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell ensures that all eligible Americans, regardless of their home states, have access to premium tax credits to afford life-saving health care.
Jun 19, 2015 Pelosi Update

This week, House Republicans once again chose to Fast Track the trade agreement and passed Trade Promotion Authority in a vote of 218-208.

Jun 12, 2015 Pelosi Update

As we seek to secure our nation’s place as a leader in today’s global economy, we must not leave the American worker or American values behind. For these and other reasons, I voted today to slow down the trade Fast Track, to get a better deal for the American people – bigger paychecks, better infrastructure – and to help all who seek to fulfill the American Dream. 

Jun 8, 2015 Pelosi Update
LGBT Americans have long been on the frontlines in the fight for equality for all Americans. In commemorating LGBT Pride Month throughout June, we honor courageous citizens who combat injustice and recommit our efforts to creating a stronger, more inclusive democracy. We recognize our shared progress to ensure equality for LGBT Americans – in Congress to the Supreme Court, from state legislatures to local courthouses – by remaining vigilant in confronting bigotry and remaining hopeful for a better future for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
May 29, 2015 Pelosi Update

Honoring Our Heritage
This week, I was honored to join with the Asian-American Pacific Islander community at the YWCA of San Francisco and Marin in Chinatown to participate in a roundtable discussion on my bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Asia and offer an update on current legislation impacting the AAPI community. 

May 22, 2015 Pelosi Update
House Republicans are threatening to devastate our nation’s commitment to science and innovation with their ill-conceived COMPETES Act, which is an assault on science and a plan to surrender American leadership. Instead of investing in research and development, this bill slashes funding for essential initiatives in the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Department of Energy research. It attempts to silence the climate, environmental and social science that conservatives in Congress don’t want to hear.
May 18, 2015 Pelosi Update
With this year’s celebrations of the 80th anniversary of Social Security and the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, House Democrats are proud to announce the inclusion of retirement security as a pillar to our economic agenda, When Women Succeed, America Succeeds.
May 8, 2015 Pelosi Update
On Tuesday, we were reminded of the rich and diverse immigrant heritage that is the heart of our country. Immigration is the constant reinvigoration of America, and each generation of immigrants makes America more American. Every May 5th has served as an opportunity to honor the proud history of our Mexican neighbors, and to celebrate the generations of contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanic Americans have made to the United States and specifically to San Francisco.
May 2, 2015 Pelosi Update
This week, I was proud to join with Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Democratic Members to unveil the Raise the Wage Act by Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Bobby Scott. The legislation would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 by 2020 and tie future minimum wage increases to increases in the median wage in order to account for inflation.
Apr 25, 2015 Pelosi Update
Earth Day reminds us of the vital role we must play in protecting the world’s wildlife, public lands, air and water for the next generation. For the past forty-five years, April 22 has served as a clarion call to fulfill our shared responsibility of shaping a healthier future. ‘It’s Our Turn to Lead’ is more than the theme of this year’s events, it is a challenge to confront the climate crisis, practice conservation and cultivate the promise of clean energy. By protecting our environment and pursuing cleaner technologies, we can meet the challenges we face.