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House Passes SCHIP Bill; 11 Million Kids to Benefit

Received this from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office: Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on this House floor early this afternoon in support of H.R. 2, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization bill, which later passed by a strong bipartisan vote of 289 to 139. Below are the Speaker’s remarks: “My colleagues, this…

Pelosi Coming to Irvine Next Week

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will be in Irvine for a luncheon next week at the Caspian Resaturant in Irvine, off Culver Drive.  The luncheon benefits the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The lunch is scheduled for Friday, June 27 at 12:30 PM.  It’s a little pricey with $5,000 for guests and $10,000 for VIPs…

The Cost of War

From the Speaker’s office  March 28, 2008 COST OF THE WAR IN IRAQ Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admits ‘We don’t have troops…ready to go’ to fight the war in Afghanistan This morning, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen joined the ranks of military leaders who have admitted that…

Pelosi on EPA’s Denial of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Waiver Request by California

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement tonight after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a decision to deny California and 14 other states a waiver to reduce greenhouse gases: “After 32 years of inaction, Congress has taken the historic step of increasing fuel efficiency standards to 35 miles per gallon by…

Pelosi Fact Checks Bush Labor-HHS Veto; Prepares Override Effort

Some commentary on this bill; it had the support of 50 Republicans in Congress.  The president vetoed it claiming there was a lot of pork.  But he also signed a $447 billion defense bill to aid the defense department that was loaded with pork too.  THE FACTS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S LABOR-HHS VETO: Veto Leaves More…

Highlights of Pelosi’s Bipartisan bill on Military Readiness

The bipartisan Department of Defense Appropriations bill strengthens America’s military by: Investing in equipment, training and cutting-edge weaponry, including body armor and vehicles proven to save lives in Iraq; Restoring depleted equipment for the National Guard and Reserves; Funding a larger pay raise (3.5 percent) for our troops than the President requested; and Strengthening health…