Pelosi Remarks at White House Rose Garden Ceremony Celebrating the American Rescue Plan

Mar 12, 2021
Press Release
Contact: Speaker’s Press Office,
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in the White House Rose Garden for a press event celebrating passage and enactment of the American Rescue Plan Act.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:
 
Speaker Pelosi.  Thank you so much.  Good afternoon.  Good afternoon in the Rose Garden.  
 
[Applause] 
 
Thank you, Mr. President, Madam Vice President.  An honor to be with you, and to be with the Majority Leader of the Senate, Chuck Schumer.  I join him in acknowledging our Members who are here, many chairs of committees, members of our leadership, because without all of you, this would not have happened.  And it certainly would not have happened without Joe Biden as President of the United States.  
 
[Applause] 
 
Mr. President, everybody is complementing us and I – every time we get a compliment, I say, I accept on behalf of the House Democrats and of the staff of the House Democrats, and I know of the Senate staff, as well.  They worked so very, very hard.  
 
But let me say this about my Members.  Our chairs were dazzling in their own work, intellect, integrity, imagination for the American people, working with their Senate – with their Senate colleagues.  I say their beautiful diversity of our Members – and I say to them, ‘Our diversity is our strength, our unity is our power.’  
 
And in this bill, our diversity to protect everyone in our country, to end the disparity in access to everything that the bill presents, our diversity was reflected in the House and the Senate in that policy.  But our unity, on behalf of all the American people, is what made this such a triumph.  Whatever differences there may have been – shall we say, as I say to the chairmen, exuberance from the Leader, certain exuberances here and there – we all knew our purpose.  We were unified on behalf of the American people, For The Children: for their health, for their education, for the economic security of their families.  
 
Yes, this is a great day to be in the Rose Garden and to have us be able to fulfill the promise that President Biden has made all along: that Help Is On The Way.  Promise made, promise fulfilled.  
 
Thank you, Mr. President.
 
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