House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she’s hopeful lawmakers can come to a deal to avoid a year-end ‘fiscal cliff” – but any agreement has to include tax rate increases for the wealthy.
She told morning show This Week that she can’t accept a deal that caps deductions and closes some loopholes but does not alter current tax rates for the wealthy.
The California Democrat says ‘just to close loopholes is far [...]
Attacking Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan — once seen as the most potent weapon in House Democrats’ campaign arsenal — is turning out to be a dud.
Democratic leaders have hit Medicare harder than any other issue for more than a year, even calling Ryan’s plan a “majority-maker.” But with Election Day just around the corner, Democrats are looking at pickups in the single digits — far short of the 25 seats [...]
In a speech on the House floor just now arguing against the contempt vote for Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious probe, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., claimed that while she was urging her Democratic colleagues to vote against the resolution, they were all nevertheless firmly behind the effort to get justice for the family of slain federal agent Brian Terry.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended the health care reform law, tying it to the promises written in the Declaration of Independence.
The Affordable Care Act is “about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the American people,” Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill. She said it “unlocks” them from a job to pursue happiness without the threat of losing their health insurance.
Pelosi blamed the health care reform [...]
By Ronald D. Orol
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) The House of Representatives on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to pass legislation seeking to curtail insider trading of securities by lawmakers and officials in the executive branch, including a provision inspired by an alleged trade made by the husband of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. The legislation seeks to prohibit lawmakers and their families and staffs from buying and selling securities based on their knowledge [...]
Republicans have decided they’re not going to give a rebuttal to President Obama’s jobs speech later this week, a decision House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi took as a high affront to the White House.
At least three GOP lawmakers also have announced they’re not going to show up for the presidential address. House Speaker John Boehner’s office then confirmed Tuesday evening that nobody from the party would deliver an official [...]
President Obama has again acknowledged the necessity of doing something many Democrats fiercely oppose — reforming entitlement programs, such as Medicare and Social Security.
On a Midwest bus tour stop in Minnesota, Obama spoke in favor of changes to entitlement programs being eyed by the 12-member congressional committee charged with finding budget savings that will get past partisan gridlock, stave off future credit downgrades and [...]
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi walks past reporters as she heads to a Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington Aug. 1.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi‘s four-year effort to “Green the Capitol” is officially no-more, having been dumped into an existing energy-savings program on the Hill in a move that Republicans say will save more money, eliminate redundancy and promote collaboration.
In response, some [...]
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has signed off on a deal to raise the debt ceiling and cut $2.8 trillion from the federal budget over the next ten years.
After meeting with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) for over an hour and a half on Sunday, Reid and other Senate Democratic leaders must now sell the deal to their caucus.
“Senator Reid has signed off on [...]
Following a resumption of the “failed” debt ceiling discussion as of 11 am this morning, John Boehner has just released the following broad statement: “As I said last night, over this weekend Congress will forge a responsible path forward. House and Senate leaders will be working to find a bipartisan solution to significantly reduce Washington spending and preserve the full faith and credit of the [...]
In an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Ann Curry that will air on Tuesday’s show, President Barack Obama said that if he were Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner right now, he would resign in the wake of the scandal in which Weiner admitted to sending explicit photos of himself to women online.
“I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign,’’ Obama told Curry.
Weiner has been [...]
(CNN) – House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Steve Israel have told Rep. Anthony Weiner he should resign.
Pelosi released the following statement Saturday:
“Congressman Weiner has the love of his family, the confidence of his constituents, and the recognition that he needs help. I urge Congressman Weiner to seek that help without the [...]
WASHINGTON – Amid increasing calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the decision should be up to the congressman and his New York constituents.
The former speaker said in San Francisco that she believes the decision should be made by “the individual member” and the people in his district.
Weiner, a seven-term Democrat, has admitted sending sexually explicit photos and messages [...]
Rep. Russ Carnahan has all but agreed to avoid a primary fight against Rep. Lacy Clay if, as expected, the two Democrats are drawn into the same district by the Missouri legislature.
But for detente to occur, there had to be hostilities.
Two weeks ago, a frustrated Carnahan approached Clay on the House floor. Carnahan had been hoping to get Clay and fellow Missouri Democratic Rep. Emanuel Cleave to [...]