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06-26-2010, 06:23 PM
Pelosi, Oberstar on dollars for St. Paul's Union Depot: 'More to come'

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came to town Saturday and said there was "more to come" in federal funds to resurrect the historic St. Paul Union Depot as a mass transit hub.

With an estimated price tag hovering around $240 million and just over $130 million committed, the remark by the powerful California Democrat was greeted with applause from a host of local officials on hand.

Pelosi repeated the phrase after it was uttered by U.S Rep. Jim Oberstar, the Minnesota Democrat who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and has secured federal funds in the past for the project.


Pelosi asks for donations to fend off potential GOP investigations

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is asking supporters for contributions to help prevent the "subpoenas and investigations" that would result from a GOP majority.

In a fundraising letter for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Pelosi says if Republicans take back the House, they'll initiate "endless investigations against President Obama" and "bring back the days of Ken Starr and the politics of personal destruction."


Lawmakers guide Dodd-Frank bill for Wall Street reform into homestretch

"No one will know until this is actually in place how it works. But we believe we've done something that has been needed for a long time. It took a crisis to bring us to the point where we could actually get this job done." ~Chris Dodd


06-26-2010, 06:28 PM
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told HuffPost on Friday that reauthorizing the benefits remains an urgent task, raising the possibility that Democrats might agree to offset the cost of the spending.

"It really has to happen," said Pelosi of reauthorizing extended benefits. "One of the debates that goes on now -- which I completely resist, but it's one of the debates going on -- is at the end of the day, these people have to have their benefits, and should we begin paying for unemployment benefits?"


06-28-2010, 06:33 PM
The lying continues...

Pelosi: There Will Be 'A Serious Drawdown' From Afghanistan In July 2011

In some of the strongest terms she has used to date, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared last Friday that the United States will see "a serious drawdown" of forces in Afghanistan by July 2011 and that the House may use the power of the purse to ensure the drawdown takes place.

In an exclusive interview with the Huffington Post, Pelosi made clear that while recent talk has hinted that the administration's stated goal of a June 2011 start date for a troop drawdown may be open to change, her commitment to it remains firm.

"I think we'll have a serious drawdown, I don't think it'll be, as [the president] said, turning out the lights," said Pelosi.


07-14-2010, 04:11 PM
Pelosi, White House Feud Over Gibbs' House Prediction

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the driving force behind the Obama agenda in Congress, sharply criticized White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs during a closed-door House Democratic caucus meeting late Tuesday, according to Democratic sources.

Pelosi, irked since Sunday by what she and other top Democrats considered Gibbs' careless and dismissive comments that Democrats could lose their House majority this November, upbraided a top White House aide as she knocked Gibbs' unwelcome handicapping of House races.


Pelosi Statement on Administration's Regulations Providing Preventive Care Benefits in New Health Plans

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the Administration issued regulations implementing provisions of the Affordable Care Act that provide for free preventive care benefits in new plans. Specifically, the regulations will help make prevention affordable and accessible by requiring new health plans to cover recommended preventive services without charging a deductible, copayment or coinsurance.
"Today's announcement marks another step forward in our effort to fulfill the fundamental goals of health insurance reform: providing access to affordable care for all Americans and ensuring the health and well-being of every family. With this change, prevention coverage will improve for as many as 41 million Americans next year and as many as 88 million Americans by 2013.
"Opening the door to preventive care means vaccines and flu shots for our children, and regular visits to the pediatrician – key building blocks for a lifetime of health. It means women will be able to get counseling, screening, and vaccines for healthy pregnancies, and have easier access to mammograms and a wide range of critical services. And it means greater access to cancer screenings, routine immunizations, and blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol tests for all patients.
"Despite the broad benefits tens of millions of Americans will reap from these new rules of the road, Congressional Republicans continue their calls to repeal health insurance reform. As families, seniors, small business owners, young adults, and children begin to realize the benefits of reform, Congressional Republicans stick to the same script: protect the special interests and insurance companies, and say 'no' to progress at every turn. The American people cannot afford this type of leadership. Democrats will keep fighting for Main Street and the middle class."