Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Press Releases From: 2008

Sep 2, 2008 Press Release

Contact:Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today to commemorate the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which began yesterday:

Aug 29, 2008 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastation upon striking the Gulf Coast:

Aug 28, 2008 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the 45th anniversary of the March on Washington, led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28, 1963:

Aug 27, 2008 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on the passing of Del Martin, a pioneering lesbian and gay rights activist who died today. She and her lifelong partner, Phyllis Lyon, were married in San Francisco in June on the first day same-sex couples could legally marry.

Aug 22, 2008 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today a Department of Transportation grant of $980,000 for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency for MUNI Bus Rehabilitation.

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Aug 21, 2008 Press Release

Contact:Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the Chinese government repeatedly breaking its commitments it made to the international community on freedom of the press and human rights:

Aug 20, 2008 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on the passing of House Ethics Committee Chairwoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio:

Aug 19, 2008 Press Release

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Aug 14, 2008 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the Labor Department's announcement that inflation reached a 17-year high last month, due in part to skyrocketing energy and food prices. Consumer prices in July were 5.6 percent above their level of July 2007.

Aug 13, 2008 Press Release

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Aug 9, 2008 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding Russian military action in Georgia:

"The future of Georgia should be decided by the Georgian people."

Aug 7, 2008 Press Release

Contact:Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement in reaction to the Department of Labor's announcement today on weekly jobless claims. The Department reported that first time claims for unemployment benefits rose to 455,000 - the highest number since the 2001 recession:

Aug 6, 2008 Press Release

Contact:Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Chinese government revoked a visa for Olympic gold medalist and Team Darfur co-founder Joey Cheek:

Aug 1, 2008 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi today issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released its employment report for July showing a loss of 51,000 jobs, and an unemployment rate that climbed to 5.7 percent - the highest since March 2004. The economy has lost 463,000 jobs in the past seven months:

Aug 1, 2008 Press Release

Contact:Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the following letter today to President Bush, ahead of his trip to Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, urging him to make human rights and freedom of the press in China top priorities of his visit.

Below is a text of the letter:

August 1, 2008

Jul 31, 2008 Press Release

Contact:Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the decision by U.S. District Court Judge John Bates to uphold congressional subpoenas in the contempt of Congress citations against former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and current White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten:

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