House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi marked the 20th anniversary of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act in Boston by pushing for federal legislation that would require businesses to allow up to seven paid sick days a year.
A bipartisan group of House members working in secret on a comprehensive immigration bill is nearing completion and has met with party leaders to brief them.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that President Obama’s “respectful” treatment of Republicans is the “reality” behind the accomplishments made by Congress.
Reviving his populist re-election message, President Barack Obama will press a politically-divided Congress to approve more tax increases and fewer spending cuts during a State of the Union address focused on stabilizing the middle class and repairing the still-wobbly economy.
A group of a half-dozen House members, equally divided between Democrats and Republicans, is nearing completion of wide-ranging immigration legislation similar to proposals by Senate negotiators and President Barack Obama, including a pathway to legal immigration status for 11 million illegal immigrants already in the U.S.
Alexandra Pelosi was beaming: She had just made her Sundance Film Festival debut with the HBO documentary “Fall to Grace,” about former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey; her mother, Rep. Nancy Pelosi was on hand to witness it; and Sundance’s founder and Pelosi’s hero, Robert Redford, made it a point to stop by to witness the event.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she would use the 14th Amendment to automatically raise the debt ceiling if she were president.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says a deal must be reached “in the next couple of days or the very beginning of next week” to avoid the fiscal cliff of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts.
She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.
Former House speaker Nancy Pelosi thought it was 2008 all over again.