Press Releases From: 2008

Jun 11, 2008 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on President Bush's decision to posthumously award the Presidential Medal of Freedom next week to former House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos, who passed away this past February:

Jun 10, 2008 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act:

"Exactly 45 years ago today, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, recognizing that the right to equal pay for equal work is a fundamental value.

Jun 10, 2008 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today in response to Senate Republicans blocking consideration of the Consumer-First Energy Act and the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008:

Jun 6, 2008 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today a Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration grant of $1.35 million for the replacement of Doyle Drive in San Francisco:

Jun 6, 2008 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement as the price of oil by the barrel reached $139, an $11 increase from yesterday â€" the largest one-day increase in history:

Jun 6, 2008 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel announced this afternoon that legislation extending unemployment insurance benefits for the long-term jobless will be acted on swiftly by the House.

Jun 5, 2008 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks this morning at the United States Institute of Peace headquarters groundbreaking ceremony. President Bush and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid also spoke at the ceremony. Below are the Speaker's remarks, as prepared:

Jun 5, 2008 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the House voted 233 to 189 to pass the AMT Relief Act (H.R. 6275), which provides $62 billion of tax relief to families that would otherwise have been forced to pay the Alternative Minimum Tax.

Jun 4, 2008 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks at a rally on Capitol Hill today to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing on June 4, 1989. Below are the Speaker's remarks:

"Thank you all very much for your wonderful welcome.

Jun 4, 2008 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke this morning at the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).  Below are the Speaker's remarks:

Jun 3, 2008 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after Congress sent to the President H.R. 1195, bipartisan legislation to help promote 40,000 American jobs in transportation and construction:

Jun 2, 2008 Press Release

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

San Francisco -- On Sunday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered the keynote address at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) rail conference in San Francisco. Below are her remarks as prepared:

May 28, 2008 Press Release

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May 22, 2008 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement in honor of Memorial Day, which will be celebrated on Monday:

May 22, 2008 Press Release

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May 22, 2008 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement this afternoon after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to override President Bush's veto of the bipartisan Farm Bill, one day after the House voted to override the veto.

May 21, 2008 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chairmen Bob Filner and Chet Edwards, Congressman Harry Mitchell and leaders from veterans service organizations held a news conference today on the steps of the Capitol to discuss the House's accomplishments on behalf of veterans. Below are the Speaker's remarks.

May 21, 2008 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this afternoon after the President signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which will prohibit health insurance companies and employers from discriminating against people on the basis of genetic test results.

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