Better Deal

A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future   

House Democrats are fighting to make sure that all working people know that somebody has their back. By giving our communities the tools they need to thrive, and empowering American families and workers, we will unlock unprecedented economic growth that will lead to better jobs, better wages, and a better future.

To unlock that future, Democrats are focusing on three goals:

■ Raise the wages and incomes of American workers and create millions of good-paying jobs: Our plan for A Better Deal starts by creating millions of good-paying, full-time jobs by directly investing in our crumbling infrastructure and prioritizing small business and entrepreneurs, instead of giving tax breaks to special interests. We will aggressively crack down on unfair foreign trade and fight back against corporations that outsource American jobs. We will fight to ensure a living wage for all Americans and keep our promise to millions of workers who earned a pension, Social Security and Medicare, so seniors can retire with dignity.

■ Lower the costs of living for families: We will offer A Better Deal that will lower the crippling cost of prescription drugs and the cost of a college or technical education that leads to a good job. We will fight for families struggling with high monthly bills like childcare, credit card fees, and cable bills. We will crack down on monopolies and the concentration of economic power that has led to higher prices for consumers, workers, and small business – and make sure Wall Street never endangers Main Street again.

■ Build an economy that gives working Americans the tools to succeed in the 21st Century:: Americans deserve the chance to get the skills, tools, and knowledge to find a good-paying job or to move up in their career to earn a better living. We will commit to A Better Deal that provides new tax incentives to employers that invest in workforce training and education and make sure the rules of the economy support companies that focus on long-term growth, rather than short-term profits. We will make it a national priority to bring high-speed Internet to every corner of America and offer apprenticeships to millions of new workers. We will encourage innovation, invest in advanced research and ensure start-ups and small businesses can compete and prosper.

It’s time to put government back on the side of all Americans, not just those at the top. It’s time for A Better Deal.

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Jun 14, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference today in the Capitol Visitor Center.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: 
 
Leader Pelosi Opening Remarks. 

Leader Pelosi.   Leader Pelosi.  Good morning everyone.  

Jun 11, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement marking the 55th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, signed into law by President Kennedy in 1963:

Jun 11, 2018 Press Release

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Jun 8, 2018 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives to voice her opposition to H.R. 5895, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Jun 7, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration announced it would lift sanctions on the Chinese company ZTE:

“China is eating our lunch, and President Trump is serving it to them.

Jun 5, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration released a revised rescissions package attacking children’s health care:

“After exploding the deficit with a GOP Tax Scam for the wealthy and well-connected, Republicans have the gall to invoke ‘fiscal responsibility’ in demanding a new rescissions package that attacks funding reserved for children’s health initiatives.

Jun 5, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds released a report showing that Medicare will become insolvent by 2026, three years earlier than projected last year, and Social Security will be depleted by 2034: 

May 31, 2018 Press Release

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May 29, 2018 Press Release

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San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump announced his plans to punish China for its unfair trade practices with World Trade Organization litigation and major tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods:

May 25, 2018 Press Release

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