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Very sadly now, our founders' vision of a republic is under threat from actions from the White House, that is why today, as Speaker of the White House, I solemnly and sadly open the debate on the impeachment of the President of United States. If we do not act now, we would be derelict in our duty. It is tragic that the President's reckless actions make impeachment necessary. He gave us no choice.
We gather today under the dome of this temple of democracy to exercise one of the most solemn powers that this body can take : The impeachment of the President of the United States, if we do not act now we would be derelict in our duty. It is tragic that the President's reckless actions make impeachment necessary. He gave us no choice.
Very sadly, the facts have made clear that The President abused The President power for The President own personal, political benefit and that The President obstructed Congress as The President demanded that The President is above accountability, above the Constitution and above the American people, during this very prayerful moment in our nation's history, we must honor our oath to support and defend our Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
They keep taking it to court and no, we're not going to wait until the courts decide, that might be information that's available to the Senate in terms of how far we go and when we go, but we can't wait for that because again it's a technique. It's obstruction of justice, obstruction of Congress, so we can not let their further obstruction of Congress be an impediment to our honoring our oath of office.
This is very prayerful because impeaching is a divisive thing in our country. It's hard, and the place that our country is now, it's not a time where Nancy Pelosi go to 70 % when people, when President Nixon walked out of the White House. It wasn't there before President Nixon left. Even two weeks before President Nixon left.
I have kind of tried to weigh the equities in all of this, trying to avoid dividing our country further than House Democrats already has divided it, but also, we have no choice, we took an oath to protect and defend our democracy and that is what House Democrats has made an assault on, if House Republicans have a higher loyalty to the President than they do to their oath of office, that's their problem.
Meeting with and hearing directly from our troops and diplomats on the ground is essential for Congress to conduct effective oversight of our mission in Afghanistan, we will return to Washington strengthened with the facts and the first-hand knowledge we have gathered at this critical time for our nation's Afghanistan policy and inspired by the courage of our servicemembers and diplomats on the front lines.
The actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the president's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of integrity of our elections, therefore, today, I'm announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.
The actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the President's betrayal of The President oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections, therefore, today, I am announcing the House of Representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.
This week, the president has admitted to asking the president of Ukraine to take actions which would benefit him politically, therefore, today, Im announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. Im directing our six committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella.
Reports of a reliable whistleblower complaint regarding the president's communications with a foreign leader raise grave, urgent concerns for our national security, if the president has done what has been alleged, then he is stepping into a dangerous minefield with serious repercussions for his administration and our democracy.
They understand that impeachment is a very divisive measure, but if we have to go there, we'll have to go there, but we can't go there unless we have the facts, and we will follow the facts, and we will follow the obstruction that the President is making -- getting the facts, and make our decision when we're ready.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a Chairwoman who deeply understands that America's strength is measured not only in military might, but also in the health, education and well-being of the American people, her patriotic, persistent leadership on the Committee on House Administration to ensure clean, fair elections has helped protect the sacred right of all Americans to have their voices heard at the ballot box and in our democracy.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi'm not trying to run out the clock. Let House Speaker Nancy Pelosi get sophisticated about this, OK ? we will proceed when we have what we need to proceed, not one day sooner. And everybody has the liberty and the luxury to espouse their own position and to criticize me for trying to go down the path in the most determined positive way. Again, their advocacy for impeachment only gives me leverage.
What President Donald Trump does is he projects. Like when President Donald Trump says Nancy's a mess, that means President Donald Trump's a mess. When President Donald Trump says Nancy's nervous that means President Donald Trump's nervous, president Donald Trump's always talking about President Donald Trump no matter who the subject of the sentence is.
We hope that the president will join us in bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform, be strategic about our trade relationships and recognize the importance of the U.S.-Mexico relationship, yet again, the president is sowing chaos over the border instead of delivering solutions for American workers and for American consumers.
I think they have proven — by not taking down something they know is false — that they were willing enablers of the Russian interference in our election, we have said all along, poor Facebook, they were unwittingly exploited by the Russians. I think wittingly, because right now they are putting up something that they know is false. I think it's wrong.
That's something Donald TrumpDespite does well, to distract from problems that Donald TrumpDespite has. Donald TrumpDespite tries to change the subject, i think what really got to Donald TrumpDespite is these court cases and the fact that the House Democratic caucus is not on a path to impeachment and that's where Donald TrumpDespite wants us to be.
President Donald Trump is goading us to impeach President Donald Trump, that's what President Donald Trump's doing. Every single day, President Donald Trump's just like taunting, taunting, taunting because President Donald Trump knows that it would be very divisive in the country, but President Donald Trump doesn't really care. President Donald Trump just wants to solidify President Donald Trump base.
The conflict in Yemen is a horrific humanitarian crisis that challenges the conscience of the entire world. Yet the President has cynically chosen to contravene a bipartisan, bicameral vote of the Congress and perpetuate America's shameful involvement in this heartbreaking crisis, this conflict must end, now. The House of Representatives calls on the President to put peace before politics, and work with us to advance an enduring solution to end this crisis and save lives.
The President's sham emergency declaration and unlawful transfers of funds have undermined our democracy, contravening the vote of the bipartisan Congress, the will of the American people and the letter of the Constitution, congress... must reassert its exclusive responsibilities reserved by the text of the Constitution and protect our system of checks and balances.
The law is very clear, the law says that upon written request from the chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means or the chairman of( Senate) Finance or the chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation... the Secretary shall furnish, shall -- not may, should, could -- shall furnish such committee with any return or return information specified in such request.
On the very first day that the Democratic Majority held the gavel, the House of Representatives voted to intervene against Republicans' monstrous health care lawsuit to defend people with pre-existing conditions and the health care of all Americans, while The Trump administration on Monday broadens The Trump administration on Monday monstrous ambitions from destroying protections for pre-existing conditions to tearing down every last benefit and protection The Affordable Care Act provides, Democrats are fiercely defending the law of the land and protecting all Americans' health care.
There should be nothing partisan or political in this legislation, protecting Dreamers and TPS and( Deferred Enforced Departure) Americans is about honoring and respecting the family that is the heart of House Democrats and immigrants faith and the heart of who House Democrats and immigrants are as Americans.
I'm not for impeachment, this is news. I'm going to give you some news right now because I haven't said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I've been thinking about this : Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he's just not worth it.
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CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The president must sign these bills to re-open government immediately and stop holding the American people hostage with this senseless shutdown. Each day he prolongs this needless crisis, Coast Guardsmen, FBI agents, border patrol officers, TSA agents, and hundreds of thousands more workers are forced to live without knowing how they can feed their families or pay their bills.
We weren't going to go because we had a report from Afghanistan that the President outing our trip had made the scene on the ground much more dangerous because it's just a signal to the bad actors, house Speaker Nancy Pelosi never give advance notice of going into a battle area. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just never do. Perhaps the President's inexperience didn't help him understand that protocol. The people around him, though, should have known that, because that's very dangerous.
President Trump says,' Mexico is going to pay for the wall.' I said,' They're not paying for the wall.' President Trump said,' They're paying for the wall with the money we're gon na make over the newly revised USMCA,' i said,' That isn't the fact. I'm gon na go out and tell people that you think that Mexico is paying for it with money that should be going into our economy.'.
Being a mom, what are you ? You're a diplomat, interpersonal relationships. You're a chef. You're a chauffeur. You're a problem solver. You're a nurse. You're a health care provider. You have so much, and that's just with the children, not to mention the other aspects of family, i don't think that before I had five children in six years that I used time as effectively as I did as a mom. ... I didn't even have time sometimes to wash my face.
I want more young women in Congress who are in the course of raising their children, because it's important for women in that situation to see someone who shares their experience at the table, being a mom, what are you ? You're a diplomat, interpersonal relationships. You're a chef. You're a chauffeur. You're a problem solver. You're a nurse. You're a health care provider. You have so much, and that's just with the children, not to mention the other aspects of family.
The President has a way of saying no NAFTA and then putting forth something that's very much like NAFTA and so how different is it ? Any trade agreement has to increase the paycheck of America's workers, protect our environment, create growth in our country without diminishing people in other countries as well, so we'll have to see.
Nothing is more wholesome for America, for our system of government and politics than the increased participation of women in our leadership and their participation in our government, i honestly believe if we decrease the role of money in politics and increase the level of civility in politics, we'll even have many more women who will go forward, enter the arena, win the fight( and) make a difference.
But such a platform is fraught with dangers. With a booming economy resulting just months after the Trump tax cuts, a platform of rolling back those tax cuts could be dangerous for Democrats. Republicans were delighted in May when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., suggested Democrats would roll back the President Trump tax cuts if they took control of the House. Nancy Pelosi SAYS DEMS WILL WORK TO ROLL BACK TRUMP TAX CUTS IF THEY RETAKE CONGRESS I do think we should revisit the tax legislation in a way that we always have, in a bipartisan, transparent way that the result is unifying for the country.
We have a responsibility to protect our borders. All of our borders. Let’s make no mistake about that. Democrats have been strong on that point. All of our borders, in fact, I said to some of you before, when we had the 9/11 incident and the commission was formed — and they made their recommendations — they made recommendations to protect America, but the Republicans would never take them up. And some of it was about our borders. The Republicans would never take them up.
In his haste to reach an agreement, President Trump elevated North Korea to the level of the United States while preserving the regime’s status quo, the millions of families currently living in fear of nuclear weapons in the region deserve strong and smart leadership built on diplomacy and engagement with our regional partners and allies.
From the heartland of America to the coasts, American voters sent the Republican Majority a powerful message of rejection of the GOP's relentless efforts to destroy health care and reward the special interests, california Even has advanced an extraordinary set of battle-tested and diverse Democrats to the November ballot.
It comes down to an economic message, the financial instability of American families is something that needs to be addressed. DEM REP RIPS PELOSI FOR UNDERMINING TRUMP IMPEACHMENT PUSH Pelosi also said this month that she would work to roll back the Trump tax cuts if they retake Congress, a statement Republicans have cited as proof that Democrats want to raise taxes. Now you’ve heard it straight from Nancy Pelosi’s mouth: if Democrats take back the House and she’s reinstalled as Speaker, your taxes will go up, a National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman said in a statement. On Monday, the Democrats unveiled a plan to highlight alleged corruption in the Trump administration. FULL MIDTERM COVERAGE.
This rash decision isolates America, not Iran. Our allies will hold up their end of the agreement, but our government will lose its international credibility and the power of our voice at the table, the President’s decision to abdicate American leadership during a critical moment in our effort to advance a denuclearization agreement with North Korea is particularly senseless, disturbing and dangerous.
Every dollar in SNAP for hungry families returns money to farmers, to our economy and to the Treasury. But after the GOP tax scam’s giveaways for the wealthiest, Republicans are slashing tens of billions from SNAP, threatening to leave millions of seniors, veterans, individuals with disabilities, students and families without the means to put food on the table.
Well, we do have a few language points that need to clear up but we have made good progress, I want to commend our staff, the staff of both House, Senate, and the Republicans as well for dealing expeditiously with some of the differences, resolving some, putting some aside for another day. I think we are going to present to our Members something they can comfortably support.
Her strong example inspired countless young women to know their power, and seek their rightful place at the head of the decision-making table, her tireless leadership was invaluable to passing legislation to expand access to affordable, high-quality health care and to help young people climb the ladders of opportunity with a good education.
Nancy Pelosi SLAMS CALIFORNIA ICE RAID AS' UNJUST AND CRUEL' AMID OUTCRY OVER MAYOR'S TIPOFF TO IMMIGRANTS The people of California will not be bowed by the Trump administration's brazen aggression and intimidation tactics, californians will continue to proudly keep our doors open to the immigrants who make America more American. We will fight this sham lawsuit and will fight all cowardly attacks on our immigrant communities. But in his remarks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared to be happy to fight, promising that the administration will win the fight and protect law enforcement in doing their jobs.
All Americans should be deeply concerned about the White House’s cynical decision to flout the law and attempt to put the ringleader of its dangerous, anti-consumer protection policies in charge of the CFPB, democrats will be firm in defending the rightful appointment of Leandra English as acting director.
I respect the office he holds, I respect the people (who) voted for him, we have a responsibility always to find our common ground; if not, we have a responsibility to stand our ground. What I would hope we can arrive at is a place where there is an understanding of what is at stake and that our decisions would be evidence-based and not based on a notion.
Instead of creating jobs or raising workers’ wages, the Republican Congress spent seven months doing everything it could to raise Americans’ health costs to hand tax breaks to the richest, now, after squandering months on a cruel and dangerous agenda, Republicans have closed down Congress for five weeks with no jobs bill, no infrastructure bill, no budget, and no plan to avert a catastrophic default.
Another promise cruelly broken by President Trump, this one with heartbreaking consequences for brave young DREAMers across the nation, instead of honoring the protections of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative, President Trump has unleashed an indiscriminate deportation dragnet of appalling inhumanity.
While Jewish families across America celebrate Passover, the chief spokesman of this White House is downplaying the horror of the Holocaust, sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman's statements. Either he is speaking for the President, or the President should have known better than to hire him.
The White House has made fools of their allies in the House of Representatives in the way they've handled this, they cook up some intelligence. They bring the chairman of the committee -- a very distinguished position which he has tarnished -- they use him as a tool to tell him what they have cooked up, now you go tell the President what we have cooked up and try to represent to the American people that this is legitimate intelligence.
Failure to pass this bill would be a tremendous win for the unscrupulous hedge funds that have held this bill up for six months demanding to be first in line over the needs of the people of Puerto Rico, unless Congress acts, our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico will be plunged into deep economic turmoil in just three days’ time.
Just because China is a big economy and because we have a big relationship doesn't mean that the challenge to our conscience, that the behavior toward dissidents, religious dissidents, all kinds of dissidents -- if we don't speak out against that in China, we lose all moral authority to speak out it in any other country that is not so large in its economy and such an important relationship to us.
Reopening embassies lays the foundation for a new, more productive relationship with Cuba that can support and advance key American priorities – including human rights, counter-narcotics cooperation, business opportunities for American companies, migration, family unification, and cultural and faith-based exchanges.
Speaker Wright was a person of deep courage, brilliant eloquence, and complete mastery of the legislative process. Speaker Wright's strong, decisive leadership built an indelible legacy of progress, not only in his beloved state of Texas, but around the world. Wright championed prosperity for every working family, and helped lead the way to peace to Central America.
On Thursday, Ranking Member Levin plans to offer a substitute, which recognizes that TPP has the potential to raise standards and open new markets for U.S. businesses, workers and farmers, and makes suggestions on how to do so, i support the Levin substitute and thank Ranking Member Levin for his dedication to finding a path to yes, and for his leadership to increase the paychecks of American workers.
With only four legislative days left until the Republican Homeland Security Shutdown, Speaker Boehner made it clear that Speaker Boehner has no plan to avoid a government shutdown, the speaker's reliance on talking points and finger-pointing was a sad reflection of the fact that the Tea Party continues to hold the gavel as Senate Democrats insist on Senate Democrats futile anti-immigrant grandstanding.
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