Pelosi Remarks at Press Event Highlighting Democrats’ Progress in the First 200 Days of the 116th Congress

Jul 25, 2019
Press Release

Contact: Speaker’s Press Office,
202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Pelosi joined House Democrats for a press event celebrating the progress the House has made #ForThePeople in the first 200 days of the 116th Congress.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:
 
Speaker Pelosi.  Two hundred days ago, the most dynamic and diverse House Majority in history took the oath of office and then got to work. 

Today, on the steps of the Capitol, we celebrate the extraordinary progress that our historic Majority, led by so many outstanding Freshmen, has advanced. 

The American people elected a House Majority that would be For The People, ensuring government works for the people’s interest, not the special interest. 

We promised to lower health care costs and have sent ten bills to the Senate to reduce prescription drug prices, protect the pre-existing conditions, and reverse the GOP sabotage of health care. 

We promised lower health care costs, increase workers’ paychecks, and we gave 33 million workers a pay raise by raising the minimum wage, passed paycheck fairness, equal pay for equal work and passed key investments in job creating infrastructure as well as protecting the pensions of our workers. 

Lower health care costs, bigger paychecks, cleaner government.  We promised to clean up corruption and, in March, we passed H.R. 1, the For The People Act to reduce big, dark money in politics, advance fair and secure elections and restore ethics to government.  And, at the same time, fight against any foreign intervention into our elections.

Our Members are – will – in the month of August, our Members will accelerate a drumbeat across the nation.  We will own August For The People.  We will own August and make it too hot to handle for the Senate not to take up our bills. 

Lower health care cost, bigger paychecks, cleaner government – For The People; too hot to handle.  We are going to own August! 

With that, I’m pleased to yield to the distinguished Assistant Speaker, Mr. Lujan. 

[Applause]

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Speaker Pelosi.  Alright, are we ready to make August too hot to handle?

[Cheers]

For The People!  Thank you all!

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