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You demonize...we call it the wrap-up smear, you smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest, and then you merchandise it and then you write it and say, See, it's reported in the press that this, this, and this... so they have that validation that the press reported the smear and then it's called a wrap-up-smear and the merchandise is the press' report on the smear we made. It's a tactic, and it's self-evident.
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It's one day at a time, he's made some progress, but it will be about three more months, I think, before he's back to normal.
I mean, it would be a very hard thing to see an assault on my husband’s life.
It is urgent and necessary that we enact this omnibus package, so that we may keep government open and delivering for America’s families.
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The Speaker has not made a decision about her future. As the Speaker just stated yesterday on national TV, she will make a decision once all the votes have been counted, she’s not even thinking about her future at this moment.
Understand this, we have very vast differences. Republicans do not support science. They disregard what we’re saying about climate. They don’t support governance, so they don’t want to honor what science tells us in terms of the planet, in terms of healthcare and the rest. So, we have some very big differences, the main event of it all is the presidential.
Yes, I do. President Biden has been a great president for our country. He has accomplished so much, he has done so many things that are so great, we need a lot more show to talk about it. He’s put money in people’s pockets, vaccines in their arms, children back to school, people back to work, for starters.
All of it with justice, with equity, with inclusiveness, with diversity, taking us to a new place, he has been a great president, and he has a great record to run on.
I think it’s bad news for the country, let’s put it that way.
I know what people tell me -- that's anecdotal -- and we always say the plural of anecdote is not data necessarily, but it is a trend and what I'm hearing, but it wasn't just the attack. It was the Republican reaction to it, which was disgraceful. And that I think really the attack is horrible.
Let's just get through the election. Okay. They haven't won yet.
While many races remain too close to call, it is clear that House Democratic members and candidates are strongly outperforming expectations across the country.
Yesterday morning, a violent man broke into our family home, demanded to confront me and brutally attacked my husband Paul.Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our Pop. We are grateful for the quick response of law enforcement and emergency services, and for the life-saving medical care he is receiving.
Stop this inhumane, barbaric policy, rescind your actions, take responsibility for it, this is not about immigration. This is about humanity. It’s about family. It’s about who we are as a country.
I'm not talking about that, i'm here to talk about how we win the election.
We'll see if he's man enough to show up, and the public should make a judgment, no one is above the law. If we believe that, then they should make a judgment about how he responds to that request.
We are the Democratic Party ... In our caucus, we have our differences. Respect that instead of making a big issue of it, we sat down today, we had a good meeting. The congresswoman is a very gracious member of Congress, so we had a very positive conversation.
Senate Republicans must join us to immediately pass this urgent, necessary, House-passed legislation and send it straight to President Biden’s desk.
I would be for Ukraine having a security guarantee.
Her bill is contained in this bill, other members had ideas, too, to improve upon the bill.
There's something like 109 members of the Supreme Court in our country's history, at long last, an African-American woman. It was pretty exciting.
House Republicans are doubling down on an extreme MAGA agenda: to criminalize women’s health care, to slash seniors’ Medicare (including with the repeal of the lower drug prices for seniors in the Inflation Reduction Act), and to attack our democracy.
It is the moral duty of all to never forget : an obligation that has taken on heightened urgency as atrocities are perpetrated around the globe, including by Russia against Ukraine.
Found on CNN 8 months ago
When Congress passed this legislation, frankly, we jumped for joy, this was so exciting because of the transformative difference this law would make for America's working families. CRITICS SLAM PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR ‘ CELEBRATING ’ SIGNING OF INFLATION REDUCTION ACT : ‘ SLAP IN THE FACE ’ President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law last month after it passed through Congress along party lines, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote in the Senate. The act, lawmakers said, was intended to combat climate change, address health care costs and raise taxes on large corporations. But midway into September, a new report indicated inflation rose more than expected in August, squeezing U.S. households even as the cost of gasoline fell and continued to create a political headache for the president. The Labor Department said Earlier Tuesday that the consumer price index – a broad measure of the price for everyday goods, including gasoline groceries, and rents – rose 8.3 % in August from a year ago. Prices climbed 0.1 % in the one-month period from July. President Joe Biden speaks before signing H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. ( AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Those figures were both higher than the 8.1 % headline figure and 0.1 % monthly decline forecast by Refinitiv economists, a worrisome sign for theFederal Reserveas it seeks to cool price gains and tame consumer demand with an aggressive interest rate hike campaign. Stock futures tanked on the surprisingly hot report, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 400 points. Earlier Earlier Tuesday, the president released a statement saying it.
But one word that pervaded through all of the discussion was the word ‘justice.’ The fact that this is such an assault on women of color and women — lower income families — is just sinful.
People think that the president of the United States has the power for debt forgiveness, he does not, he can postpone, he can delay, but he does not have that power. That has to be an act of Congress.
People think that the President of the United States has the power for debt forgiveness; he does not, he can postpone, he can delay, but he does not have that power. That has to be an act of Congress.
People think that the President of the United States has the power for debt forgiveness ; he does not, he can postpone, he can delay, but he does not have that power. That has to be an act of Congress.
Suppose … your child just decided they, at this time, [ did ] not want to go to college but you’re paying taxes to forgive somebody else’s obligations. You may not be happy about that.
We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.
It was a privilege to engage with American heroes in uniform on the ground in South Korea, led by General Paul LaCamera, Commander, U.S. Forces Korea. During visits to the Demilitarized Zone/Joint Security Area( DMZ/JSA) and Osan Air Base, we conveyed the gratitude of the Congress and the Country for the patriotic service of our Servicemembers, who stand as sentinels of Democracy on the Korean Demilitarized Zone peninsula.
The United States and South Korea share a strong bond formed for security and forged by decades of warm friendship. Our Congressional delegation traveled to Seoul to reaffirm our treasured ties and our shared commitment to advancing security and stability, economic growth and democratic governance.
Under the strong leadership of President Biden, America is firmly committed to smart, strategic engagement in the region, understanding that a free and flourishing Indo-Pacific is crucial to prosperity in our nation and around the globe.
Today, Senate Democrats Democratic Majority will take up and pass the Assault Weapons Ban legislation : a crucial step in Senate Democrats ongoing fight against the deadly epidemic of gun violence in Senate Democrats nation.
We all share the dismay and all of this, we are not going to stop until we get the job done. I don't know what we can do to convince Senate Republicans to do the right thing.
I never talk about my travel. It's a danger to me.
I think what the President was saying is that maybe the military was afraid of my plane of getting shot down or something like that. I don't know exactly.
Political posturing, looking for leverage in the 11th hour, trying to get exactly what you want in a bill, that's all pretty much standard operating procedure.
In his disturbing concurrence, Justice Clarence Thomas confirmed many of our deepest fears about where this decision may lead: taking aim at additional long-standing precedent and cherished privacy rights, from access to contraception and in-vitro fertilization to marriage equality, legislation is being introduced to further codify freedoms which Americans currently enjoy.
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Woody Williams embodied the best of America : living a life of duty, honor and courage.
The real question is:do the Republicans in the Senate really want America to be independent? do they really want to bring back jobs, to be ‘Make It In America’ and allocate the resources to make sure that happens?
It’s a great honor to welcome Congresswoman Flores to the Capitol and to the Congress of the United States with great congratulations, and again, grateful for her leadership and her beautiful family who is here today.
Make no mistake, again, it's all on the ballot in November. Supreme Court has ended a constitutional right.
It is imperative that we establish the truth of that day and ensure that an attack of that kind can not happen and that we root out the causes of it all.
I'm supporting Henry Cuellar. Henry Cuellar's a valued member of our caucus.
I don't know if that's settled, he said I'm running where my house is, that's all I know that he said. And that's a logical thing for people to do — where my home is. But we're still hopeful there could still be some change in what this is.
He said I'm running where my house is, that's all I know that he said. And that's a logical thing for people to do — where my home is. But we're still hopeful there could still be some change in what this is.
Something is wrong with their thinking. But that's New York.
Right now, the baby's crying, the baby's hungry, we need to address it right now, and I think we have good focus on it. And we'll see what the President has to say. And we have our proposals as well.
This monumental package of security, economic and humanitarian aid will be on the Floor tonight, where we hope to secure a strong bipartisan vote, this package, which builds on the robust support already secured by Congress, will be pivotal in helping Ukraine defend not only its nation but democracy for the world.
This package, which builds on the robust support already secured by Congress, will be pivotal in helping Ukraine defend not only its nation but democracy for the world.
We are visiting you to say thank you for your fight for freedom, that we're on a frontier of freedom and that your fight is a fight for everyone, and so our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done.
They have no code of ethics, they're making judgments about the air we breathe and everything else. And we don't even know what their ethical standard is.
The information we know right now raises serious questions about how close Justice Thomas and his wife were to the planning and execution of the insurrection.
For five decades, Don Young was an institution in the hallowed halls of Congress : a serious legislator always bringing people together to do the People's work, the photographs of him with ten presidents of both parties who signed Don Young bills into law that proudly cover the walls of Don Young Rayburn office are a testament to Don Young longevity and Don Young legislative mastery.
I think they should be double what they asked for, because even when they were asking for like 20-some [billion dollars] it was only going to get us to June.
President Biden has done a masterful job in managing this situation in a way that is collaborative, not condescending or dictating, but collaborative.
The government spending is doing the exact reverse, reducing the national debt. It is not inflationary.
I think we need all the money we can get to have the resources that we need to fight COVID, the last thing we need is another variant.
In consultation with the office of the attending physician, I will continue regular testing following CDC guidelines.
These statistics are staggering, they're not only staggering, they're heartbreaking.
So when we're having this discussion, it's important to dispel some of those who say, well it's the government spending – no, it isn't, the government spending is doing the exact reverse, reducing the national debt. It is not inflationary.
One other point that we'll make about it is that what we are doing in our legislation, what we would do in the Build Back Better – seventeen Nobel laureates in economics said that legislation does not increase inflation. It is non-inflationary because of the way it is written.
We talked about weapons that Putin is using, weapons prohibited in the Geneva Conventions, including cluster bombs and vacuum bombs, which caused severe suffering.
It is heartbreaking to remove the COVID funding, and we must continue to fight for urgently needed COVID assistance, but unfortunately that will not be included in this bill.
I'm all for that. Ban it, i would gladly pay 10 cents more per gallon.
I'm all for that. Ban it.
I'm for that. Ban it.
I think they should just shut up.
Let me just say this. I agree with what Sen. Lindsey Graham said: 'Shut up.' That's what he said to them.
I'm not for drilling on public lands.
I heard a parliamentarian from Ukraine today saying, 'Our people are being killed, our country's being overrun, and people are complaining about paying a little more for the price of gas.' Well, we don't want people to have to pay a little more for the price of gas.
That would be a path that we can take.
With it you can accomplish almost everything, without it, practically nothing, but people have to know for public sentiment, too.
There's no one more empathetic than Joe Biden, there's no one who cares more. We're so blessed that he's president at this time because we do have to build America better and that's what he is doing.
I’m not going to be wearing a mask tonight. If I had little children or if I were around little grandchildren, I would, because some of them would not be vaccinated, or if I were around a person, or was a person, with some kind of condition that would make me susceptible to it.
I think it's really important for people to understand the brilliance with which President Biden is conducting this, this is a man who served decades as chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee. He knows the arena. He knows the personalities.
For people to appreciate what the president has done, and that working together with the Congress, they have to know what it is.
Take back your party from this cult, take back your party. America needs a strong Republican Party.
It was disturbing to see. … He literally ran away from the press when he was asked about his position, republicans can run, but they cannot hide from what happened on Jan. 6, to call that legitimate political discourse —140 law enforcement officers were wounded. Some people died. It was an assault on our Capitol, our Congress and more importantly an assault on our democracy.
I would hope that members of Congress who would participate in insurrection and sedition would be held accountable by their voters, including any former President of the United States.
In addition to that, on a regular basis, when there's a stock transaction to report that, the court system, the third branch of government, the Judiciary, has no reporting. The Supreme Court has no disclosure. The Supreme Court has no reporting of stock transactions and The Supreme Court makes important decisions every day.
This is a free market and people -- we are a free market economy. They should be able to participate in that.
For me, it's a religious thing, i believe this is God's creation, and we have a moral obligation to be good stewards.
Climate is an overriding issue, and China is a leading emitter in the world.
This is a reconciliation bill. So when people say let’s divide it up, nah. No. They don’t understand the process.
This is deadly serious, so they have to feel the pain and that has to be felt right up to the richest man in the world, Vladimir Putin.
Last night, America delivered justice to the leader of ISIS and struck a serious blow to the terrorist group. Our entire nation is grateful for the patriotism of our military personnel and intelligence community.
I don't think we need an AUMF for that, they are a confidence builder for our allies in the region.
This order will help the Congress recruit and retain the outstanding and diverse talent that we need, as it also helps ensure parity between employees of the House of Representatives and other employees of the Federal Government.
While we have made progress much more needs to be done to improve people’s lives. This election is crucial: nothing less is at stake than our Democracy, but we don’t agonize-we organize. I am running for re-election to Congress to deliver For The People and defend Democracy.
Roe v. Wade stands as a pillar of health freedom for every person, but today, this historic victory now faces its most alarming threat in decades from right-wing forces, including in state legislatures and on the Supreme Court.
If you really truly want to honor Dr. King, don't dishonor him by using a congressional custom as an excuse for protecting our democracy.
I thought his speech was wonderful … I thought it was fabulous.
Nobody knows who Bull Connor [is].
I wish that Liz Cheney were a brave and honorable man, liz Cheney's clearly trying to cover up what happened. Liz Cheney has an obligation to come forward and we'll get to the truth.
Now, the administration has not made a formal request for more funding, but it is clear from the opportunity that is there and again, the challenge that is there, from the resilience of this virus.
What the Republicans are doing across the country is really a legislative continuation of what they did on Jan. 6, which is to undermine our democracy, to undermine the integrity of our elections, to undermine the voting power, which is the essence of a democracy.
Because of them, Congress was able to defeat the insurrection.
Senator Harry Reid was a titan of public service, who for more than four decades fought relentlessly for working families like Senator Harry Reid own, it is my solemn honor as House Speaker to pay tribute to a legendary leader, a great American and my dear friend, Senator Harry Reid.
We will not let this opportunity pass, and we will make that case and I have confidence that Senator Manchin cares about our country and that at some point, very soon, we can take up the legislation. I'm not deterred at all.
We will continue to fight to pass the legislation, build Back Better Act must happen and we will do Build Back Better Act as soon as we can. There are conversations that are ongoing, but we can not walk away from this commitment.
This is an initiative that is the vision of President Joe Biden, joe Biden has said,' I want to do everything I can in a bipartisan way to build the infrastructure of our country, but I will not confine President Joe Biden vision for the country,'.
Joe Biden has said,' I want to do everything I can in a bipartisan way to build the infrastructure of our country, but I will not confine President Joe Biden vision for the country,'.
The best two words to use, Build Back Better… are it, ‘lowers cost,' it lowers cost of child care. It lowers cost of health care… It lowers cost in so many ways that are essential to America’s working families.
It's absolutely outrageous. Obviously it cannot continue, but the fact is that there is an attitude of lawlessness in our country that springs from I don't know where… and we cannot have that lawlessness become the norm. WARRANT ISSUED FOR CALIFORNIA NORDSTROM SMASH-AND-GRAB SUSPECT PREVIOUSLY RELEASED ON BAIL.
Within that bill, the Energy and Commerce Committee has something called INFORM… legislation that would require those who are selling online especially is to establish their legitimacy as to where these products came from. Because what people do is they steal things and they sell them online, the Judiciary Committee has a bill, Save Shopping, which addresses the same problem in of a different way in terms of holding platforms accountable and those selling things accountable for the prominence of those goods.
Let me just say about Build Back Better, because if there were two words that I would say that describe it, it would be ‘ lowers cost, ’ build Back Better lowers costs for health care. Build Back Better lowers costs for education. Build Back Better lowers costs for child care.
Americans know that these dinosaurs should be lumbering off into the sunset – at least Trump was only in Washington for 4 years.
We're not going to go for their anti-vaxxing.
We must act boldly to support state and local entities to address coronavirus-related outlays and lost revenue.
But you know the thing is that this points to the larger issue: Where are the ethics in all of this? this is not a market opportunity for business, it is a moral imperative for public health in our country. The last thing we need is political interference into science.
I have complete respect for the whole #MeToo movement, there is also due process and the fact that Joe Biden is Joe Biden.
There will not be a bill without state and local, let's just move forward. There will be a bill, and it will be expensive.
The White House's vague and inconsistent document does nothing to make up for the President's failure to listen to the scientists and produce and distribute national rapid testing.
We shouldn't be having a conversation about how many people (are) OK to die, for us to open up.
This is another case, as I have said, of the presidents ineffective response, that a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility. A weak person blames others.
There is a disparity in access to capital in our country. We do not want this tragedy of a coronavirus to exacerbate that disparity or to ossify it, to solidify it.
With over $2 trillion in emergency relief, we need to ensure those dollars are spent carefully and effectively.
The committee will be empowered to examine all aspects of the federal response to coronavirus, and to assure that the taxpayers dollars are being wisely and efficiently spent to save lives, deliver relief and benefit our economy.
I don't think the 350 is enough for small business.
We do want them to honor what our conversation was, which is this just a stopping off point for the check. It goes to the airline and directly to the employee.
When I was chair of the California Democratic party many years ago, the Republicans always prevailed in the absentee ballots, they know how to do this.
Vote by mail is so important to ... our democracy so that people have access to voting and not be deterred, especially at this time, by the admonition to stay home.
The Trump administration's anti-science decision to gut fuel standards will unleash massive amounts of pollution into the air at the worst possible time.
We do want them to honor what our conversation was, which is this is just a stopping-off point for the check. It goes to the airline and directly to the employee, we just don't want to hold it up.
In terms of my situation, I kept my distance. I said to them we all have to be six feet apart and I kept my distance from all the members.
As the president fiddles, people are dying.
We'll see the bill and see how the Senate votes. So there's no decision about timing until we see the bill.
The fact that they now have assistance for state and local government was a big concern for us and that is -- my understanding -- is now in the bill. Unemployment insurance was almost right from the start agreed that we would have it, but the scope of it was enlarged and we are very pleased with where it is, many of the provisions in there have been greatly improved because of negotiation.
Many of the provisions in there have been greatly improved because of negotiation.
There is a whole concern in our country that if were giving tens of billions of dollars to the airlines, that we could at least have a shared value about what happens to the environment.
We have some additions that we think would be very helpful to America's workers.
There was no need for that.
I know the profit motive is their business model. But it should not come at the cost of counting who is in our country, so that we can provide the services and the rest.
I'm particularly annoyed today the actions of Facebook.
I don't think the president knows what he's talking about, once again.
He's talking about things he knows little about - faith and prayer.
This morning The President said when people use faith as an excuse to do... bad things... was just so completely inappropriate, especially at a prayer breakfast, i don't know what The President understands about prayer or people who do pray, but we do pray for the United States of America.
I don't know what The President understands about prayer or people who do pray, but we do pray for the United States of America.
To go into the stock market and raising up( the newspaper) and mischaracterizing other peoples' motivation, The President's talking about things The President knows little about -- faith and prayer.
Let us pray that the names of the persecuted always live on our lips and their courage carried through our actions. And let us pray that we honor the spark and divinity in them and in all people including ourselves and that we treat everyone with dignity and respect.
Members of Congress, the President of the United States.
The presidents team is there to dismantle the Constitution of the United States. And some of them are even lawyers, well, he will not be acquitted. You cannot be acquitted if you dont have a trial. You dont have a trial if you dont have witnesses and documentation and that.
It makes a funny signature.
I have always said I would send them over. So there. shouldn't be any mystery to that.
I think that he will be accountable to the American people for that.
A dismissal is a cover-up and deprives the American people of the truth.
This document prompts serious and urgent questions about the timing, manner and justification of the Administration's decision to engage in hostilities against Iran.
Congress must be immediately briefed on this serious situation and on the next steps under consideration by the Administration.
We can not name managers until we see what the process is on the Senate side, and we hope that will be soon, so far we haven't seen anything that looks fair to us, so hopefully it will be fair.
The next thing for us will be when we see the process that is set forth in the Senate, then we'll know the number of managers that we may have to go forward and who we will choose.
Moscow Mitch says that he is the' Grim Reaper,' imagine describing yourself as the' Grim Reaper' -- that he's going to bury all this legislation.
So far, we haven't seen anything that looks fair to us.
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.
No, I'm not worried.
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.
So far Nancy Pelosi haven't seen anything that looks fair to Nancy Pelosi, so hopefully it will be fair.
AN ASSAULT ON AMERICA.
We can not name managers until we see what the process is on the The Senate side, and we hope The Senate will be soon, so far we haven't seen anything that looks fair to us, so hopefully it will be fair.
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.
When the time is right, you'll know who the people are.
All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world, but they didn't have any following( in the House Democratic caucus). They're four people and that's how many votes they got.
The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power.
Our democracy is what is at stake. The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit. The president has engaged in abuse of power, undermining our national security and jeopardizing the integrity of our elections.
Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders and our heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment.
So, for me, this is about honoring House Democrats oath of office, making sure that the Constitution is respected.
This has absolutely nothing to do with politics.
Instead of combating food insecurity for millions, connecting workers to good-paying jobs or addressing income inequality, the administration is inflicting their draconian rule on millions of Americans across the nation who face the highest barriers to employment and economic stability.
We aren't here to talk about impeachment of the president of the United States, we're here to talk positively about our agenda to save the planet for future generations.
By coming here we want to say to everyone we are still in, the United States is still in.
On behalf of the United States Congress, I extend my gratitude to the Spanish government for hosting this critical meeting, and for elevating the priority of the climate crisis to the forefront of the international conversation.
President Trump used taxpayer money to bribe foreign countries to influence the 2020 elections for his own political gain.
The Courts have been clear: the President's insistence that he is above the law is an offense to our Constitution and to every American.
The evidence is clear ... that the president has used his office for his own personal gain and in doing so undermined the national security, he has violated his oath of office.
We are not finished yet. The day is not over and you never know what testimony of one person may lead to the need for testimony of another.
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.
I think part of it is his own insecurity as an imposter. I think he knows full well that hes in that office way over his head.
If he has information that is exculpatory, that means ex, taking away, culpable, blame, then we look forward to seeing it.
The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections, thats bribery.
He made a mistake, he knows her strength. And he was trying to undermine it.
I mean, what the president did was so much worse than even what Richard Nixon did, that at some point Richard Nixon cared about the country enough to recognize that this could not continue.
If the president has information that demonstrates his innocence in all of this, which we haven't seen.
The clarity for the public to understand what is there wasn't as clear in my view when you say obstruction of justice, obstruction of justice, obstruction of justice, eleven times in the Robert Mueller report, that isn't justification enough for inquiring into an impeachment.
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.
We're in a good place, i'd like to see us get it done this year. That would be my goal. I don't imagine that it would take much more in the Senate to pass.
What The President has admitted to and says it's perfect, I've said it's perfectly wrong. It's bribery.
The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections. That's bribery, what the president has admitted to and says it's 'perfect,' I say it's perfectly wrong. It's bribery.
What the president has admitted to and says it's 'perfect,' I say it's perfectly wrong. It's bribery.
All roads lead to Putin.
The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections. That's bribery.
President Trump's pressure campaign was 'out of bounds,' and every time he insists that it was 'perfect' he is saying that he is above the law.
I would assume there would be public hearings in November.
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.
What the President did vis-a-vis the President of Ukraine just removed all doubt that we had to act.
If House Republicans have a higher loyalty to the President than they do to their oath of office, that's their problem.
I don't know why No Republicans are afraid of the truth, every member should support allowing the American people to hear the facts for themselves. This -- that is really what this vote is about. It is about the truth.
Every member should support allowing the American people to hear the facts for themselves. This -- that is really what this vote is about. It is about the truth.
I salute President Obama, President Obama national security team, Director Panetta, Congressional Democrats men and women in the intelligence community and military, and other nations who supported this effort for their leadership in achieving this major accomplishment.
Today's ruling in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is another blow to President Trump's attempt to put himself above the law, this critical court ruling affirms Congress' authority to expose the truth for the American people.
Our delegation emphasized the central importance of combating the corruption which endangers security and undermines the Afghan people's ability achieve a stable and prosperous future, we underscored that the women of Afghanistan must be at the table for reconciliation talks.
Our delegation emphasized the central importance of combating the corruption which endangers security and undermines the Afghan people's ability to achieve a stable and prosperous future, we underscored that the women of Afghanistan must be at the table for reconciliation talks.
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.
My husband Paul and our entire family are devastated by the loss of our patriarch, my beloved brother, Thomas D'Alesandro III, tommy was the finest public servant I have ever known.
Theres no requirement that we have a vote, and so at this time we will not be having a vote, were not here to call bluffs -- were here to find the truth, to uphold the Constitution of the United States. This is not a game for us. This is deadly serious.
We expressed our continued appreciation for the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Jordan and engaged in a constructive dialogue on regional stability, counter-terrorism, security cooperation, Middle East peace, economic development and other shared challenges.
In the House, Elijah was our North Star, he was a leader of towering character and integrity, whose stirring voice and steadfast values pushed the Congress and country to rise always to a higher purpose.
I think that vote - the size of the vote, more than 2-1 of the Republicans voted to oppose what the president did - probably got to the president. Because he was shaken up by it, and that's why we couldn't continue in the meeting because he was just not relating to the reality of it.
If we want to do it, we'll do it. If we don't, we don't. But we're certainly not going to do it because of the President, it's wrong for a person to ask a foreign government to interfere in our election, and the president is doing it in full view — and in defiance of what our Founders had in mind.
There's no requirement that we have a vote so at this time we will not be having a vote and I'm very pleased with the thoughtfulness of our caucus with the path that we are on.
We are taking the work of the Committees into the courts.
His policy, his personality, his potty-mouth, that's about the election, the inquiry is because he has not honored his oath of office. We will honor ours.
If we want to do it, we'll do it. If we don't, we don't, but we're certainly not going to do it because of the President.
The White House should be warned that continued efforts to hide the truth of the President's abuse of power from the American people will be regarded as further evidence of obstruction.
The White House should be warned that continued efforts to hide the truth of the President's abuse of power from the American people will be regarded as further evidence of obstruction, mr. President, you are not above the law. You will be held accountable.
Mr. President, you are not above the law. You will be held accountable.
I think the President knows the argument that can be made against him and he's scared, and so he's trying to divert attention from that to where( he's) standing in the way of legislation.
Whats more serious is that he cant win.
This isn't about politics. It's not about partisanship. It's about patriotism, the idea that this has anything to do with whether you like( Trump) or not -- forget that. That's about the election. This is about the Constitution.
In the public, the tide has completely changed; it could change now - who knows - but right now after seeing the complaint and the IG (Inspector General) report and the cavalier attitude the administration had towards it, the American people are coming to a different decision.
A president of the United States would withhold military assistance paid for by taxpayers to shake down the leader of another country unless he did him a political favor - that is so, so clear.
If the facts are persuasive to the American people, they may be to some Republicans.
It will take as long as the Intelligence Committee needs to follow all the facts.
This is very bad news for our country, if it is as it seems to be, the president engaged in something so far beyond what our founders had in mind.
What happened in that phone conversation, that a president of the United States would withhold military assistance that was paid for by taxpayer money to essentially shake down the leader of another country unless he did him a favor -- it is so clear.
Since( Barr) was mentioned in all of this.
White House doesn't have to drag on, we're in court on many of these cases whether it's the President's taxes, his bank accounts, his accounting emoluments, postal of other things. I think this probably would be done before the courts.
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.
I'm directing our six committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry.
The president has tried to make lawlessness a virtue in America and now is exporting it abroad.
The President must be held accountable, no one is above the law.
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.
We have many other, shall we say, candidates for impeachable offenses in terms of the Constitution, but this one is the most understandable by the public, its really important to know this : There is no requirement that there be a quid-pro-quo in the conversation.
The president must be held accountable. No one is above the law.
There is no requirement that there be a quid pro quo in the conversation, if the president brings up, he wants them to investigate something, his political opponent, that is self-evident that it is not right. We don't ask foreign governments to help us in our elections.
If the president brings up, he wants them to investigate something on his political opponent, that is self evident that it is not right. You don't ask foreign governments to help us in our elections. That's what we tried to stop with Russia.
The President is almost self-impeaching because The President is every day demonstrating more obstruction and disrespect for Congress' legitimate role to subpoena.
We will have no choice.
It will be a big week.
These unacceptable actions are cause for alarm.
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.
My conversations with the president have been about making this a priority, i believe that he considers it so and we can work together.
We hope to have White House buy-in, because that seems to be the root to getting any votes in the United States Senate, and we want as strong a bipartisan vote as we can in the House and the Senate.
We hope that we're on a path to 'Yes.' The most important issue outstanding is enforceability.
Democrats and Republicans in the House and the Senate enthusiastically support this legislation, we stand with ... all who are fighting for a peaceful, hopeful future.
We cannot let commercial interests drive our policy.
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.
I support what is happening in the Judiciary Committee that enables them to do their process of interrogation and their investigation, and I salute them for that work.
If we have to go there, well go there, but we cant go there until we have all the facts.
We have been having an investigation -- in case you missed it -- for a very long time. Russian disruption of our elections, about the wrongdoing about the part of the administration. This investigation has been going on for a long time.
We are not taking no for an answer.
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.
My view of it is that stealing money from military construction, at home and abroad, will undermine our national security, quality of life and morale of our troops, and that indeed makes America less safe.
Enough is enough, every day, the epidemic of gun violence inflicts a devastating toll in communities in every corner of our country, forcing far too many to endure heartbreak and tragedy.
Stealing from appropriated funds is always unacceptable, but to pick the pockets of disaster relief funding in order to fund an appalling, inhumane family incarceration plan is staggering - and to do so on the eve of hurricane season is stunningly reckless.
The President's statements about the congresswomen are a sign of ignorance and disrespect, and beneath the dignity of the Office of The President.
Whatever form it takes, Brexit cannot be allowed to imperil the Good Friday Agreement, including the seamless border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland, if Brexit undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be no chance of a U.S.-UK trade agreement passing the Congress.
We think that's an immorality. And it's strange they arrested the workers but did not charge the employers.
The timing of our trip relates to the migration issue, which is important to our countries in the Northern Triangle as well as in the United States and Mexico.
We are neighbors in this Hemisphere and our interest in Central America and Northern Triangle is very important to all countries concerned.
I don't consider it a solution, when we were in Guatemala yesterday, we asked what the terms were of that agreement and they said it hasn't really been written down, we haven't seen what that is. So I think it remains to be seen as to whether that is even a good idea and I would not encourage it.
If we have a case for impeachment that's the place we will have to go, but the stronger our case is the worse the Senate will look for just letting the President off the hook.
Too many families in too many communities have been forced to endure the daily horror of gun violence. Enough is enough. The Republican Senate's continued inaction dishonors our solemn duty to protect innocent men, women and children and end this epidemic once and for all.
The contributions that they( African Americans) have made have been so spectacular to our country, so to see the president demean a great leader like Elijah Cummings, shows his own insecurity and his own lack of understanding about what progress really is.
But maybe you could ask his son-in-law, who's a slumlord there, if he wants to talk about rodent infestations.
These, some personality issues and the rest, they are minor, we sat down today. We had a good meeting. And the congresswoman is a very gracious member of Congress, so we had a very positive conversation about our districts and how we represent them, our country.
I'm looking forward to us continuing our work.
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.
I've always felt, again it's like you're in a family, in a family, you have your differences, but you're still a family. Does your family always agree on everything ?
No, I'm not trying to run out the clock, let's get sophisticated about this, OK ?
You got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it, but do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just OK.
The stronger our case is the worse the Senate will look for just letting the President off the hook.
One of those connections could be to the Russians and that's what we want to find out.
It is a crossing of a threshold in terms of the public awareness of what happened.
President Lincoln said public sentiment is everything. Well in order for the public to have the sentiment, the public has to know, so I hope you will be messengers of the truth to the public. We think today was really a milestone, in making that sentiment be more informed.
We must also be vigilant against bigoted or dangerous ideologies masquerading as policy, and that includes BDS.
The debt ceiling and the stock market were always two major motivators for Donald Trump to try and clear the way, we avoided sequestration and for the moment avoided a shutdown. For federal workers, that was very important.
With all due respect in the world for him, we have six committees that are working on following the facts in terms of any abuse of power, obstruction of justice and the rest that the president may have engaged in, that is the serious path that were on.
No one can live in dignity with a $7.25 an hour wage. Can you?.
Today, we will honor our promise to the hard-working men and women of labor as we lift the Cadillac Tax, protecting health benefits that workers have negotiated.
As I have said over and over again, with all the respect in the world for Mr. Green..., we have six committees that are working on following the facts in terms of any abuse of power, obstruction of justice and the rest that the president may have engaged in. That is the serious path that we are on.
These comments from the White House are disgraceful and disgusting and these comments are racist, every single member of this institution, Democratic and Republican, should join us in condemning the president's racist tweets.
Look, I stand by my statement, i'm proud of the attention has been called to it because what The President said was completely inappropriate against our colleagues but not just against them but against so many people in our country and The President said to them' go back to where you came from.'.
Think, if any of these people get control of the White House, it would be a very different looking country.
When @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to 'Make America Great Again' has always been about making America white again, do I fit into the President's category?
If ICE agents don't have a warrant signed by a judge, a person may refuse to open the door and let them in.
The full House will vote on a resolution of criminal contempt for Attorney General Barr and Secretary Ross so we can enforce our subpoenas and get the facts.
We respect the value of every member of our caucus, the diversity of it all is a wonderful thing.
All of these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world, but they didn't have any following. They're four people and that's how many votes they got.
It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive, the green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it, right ?
How they're interpreting and carrying it to another place is up to them, but I'm not going to be discussing it any further.
They were four who argued against the bill, and they were the only four who voted against the bill, all I said was nobody followed their lead, that's what that was.
All I said was a statement of fact, the four of them opposed the bill. We were protecting the children. Overwhelmingly, our caucus voted to protect the children -- our blue dogs, our moderates and all the rest voted to protect the children.
What William Barr saw on the part of The Trump administration with the citizenship question, it's disgraceful, the Supreme Court did not rule in their favor because they said The Trump administration did not give sufficient evidence as to why the census citizenship question should be there.
That's why they're fighting the census.
What they want to do is to put a chilling effect so that certain populations will not answer the form.
All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world, but they didn't have any following. They're four people and that's how many votes they got.
We have to have a solution, not just a Twitter fight.
While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what's important is that we have large numbers of votes on the floor of the The White House.
At the end of the day, we have to make sure that the resources needed to protect the children are available, in order to get resources to the children fastest, we will reluctantly pass the Senate bill.
Many constituents want to impeach the President, but we want to do what is right and what gets results, we are investigating and we are litigating, and we are going to as we go down the path and make a decision based on the strongest possible case to get the best results for the American people.
Yes, I think it would be useful for Adam Schiff to testify before Congress.
Let me be very clear, the Democrats in the meeting -- House and Senate Armed Services Committee Democrats -- were very clear that Congress must act, he must have the authority of Congress before we initiate military hostilities into Iran.
When we lift the caps, then we can talk about lifting the debt ceiling. But that would have to come second or simultaneous. But not before lifting the caps.
The President's action makes no distinction between a status violation and committing a serious crime.
These families are hard-working members of our communities and our country. The President's action makes no distinction between a status violation and committing a serious crime.
I think it's a dangerous situation, we have to be strong and strategic about how we protect our interests. We also can not be reckless in what we do, so it will be interesting to see what they have to say.
Joe Biden seems to have tremendous support in the African-American community. But it's for them to decide, it's not for me to make a judgment as to how they're going to react to him.
The last thing we need is a president threatening the chairman of the Fed on whether he is raising or lowering rates in tune with the president's politics, you have to have an independent Federal Reserve.
If the goods are there, you must impeach.
If they're just China, then they don't get the privileges.
If the goods are there, Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler must impeach.
I think censure is just a way out, in other words, if the goods are there, you must impeach.
We need to make sure the American people get a pay raise.
When he then came on TV later in front of those same tombstones and started saying all this stuff, it was so beyond inappropriate, i felt really sorry for him.
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 have absolutely no appetite for going to war or to be provocative to create situations that might evoke responses where mistakes could be made, countries exercise their leverage, they threaten, they this or that.
We were right there in Normandy with the tombstones behind us and the rest, so I just wasn't going to engage in that.
I'm done with President Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump's always talking about President Donald Trump no matter who the subject of the sentence is.
Well I certainly hope not.
This is a very dangerous situation.
Countries exercise their leverage, they threaten, they this or that.
The President gave us once again evidence that The President does not know right from wrong, it's a very sad thing, a very sad thing that The President does not know right from wrong.
What we want to do is have a methodical approach to the path that we are on, and this will be included in that -- but not any one issue is going to trigger, oh now we'll go do this.
What bothers me more is that we're talking about that (Trump's insults) instead of how to reduce national debt.
I don't think you should impeach for political reasons, and I don't think you should not impeach for political reasons.
The administration's obstruction not only violates long established precedent, it endangers our very democracy.
I'm done with him.
The first rule of our( congressional delegation) is we never criticize a president of the United States when we are overseas. We have plenty of time to do that when we're back home.
In terms of the crimes committed, we know that Donald Trump obstructed justice.
There should be nothing partisan or political about this legislation.
Why don't we just continue to go along ?
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.
You don't bring an impeachment unless you have all the facts.
Nothing is off the table, what we do want to make is such a compelling case, such an iron-clad case, that even the Republican Senate, which at the time seems to be not an objective jury, will be convinced of the path that we have to take as a country.
Nothing is off the table, but we do want to make such a compelling case, such an ironclad case, that even the Republican Senate, which at the time seems to be not an objective jury, will be convinced of the path that we have to take as a country.
You don't bring an indictment, or you don't bring an impeachment unless you have all of the facts.
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.
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.
There's no question, White House is just crying out for impeachment. That's why he flipped yesterday. ... You all have a story that isn't real. I mean, you want to believe that there's all this unease in our caucus. That simply isn't the truth.
House Republicans' last-minute sabotage of an overwhelmingly bipartisan disaster relief bill is an act of staggering political cynicism, countless American families hit by devastating natural disasters across the country will now be denied the relief they urgently need.
Again, I pray for the president of the United States. I wish that his family, or his administration, or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country.
The White House is just crying out for impeachment.
Maybe it was lack of confidence on his part that he really couldn't come, match the greatness of the challenge that we have.
In any event, I pray for the President of the United States.
It may take us to a place that is unavoidable in terms of impeachment or not, but we're not at that place.
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.
How we deal with it is a decision that our caucus makes, and our caucus is very much saying' whatever we do, we need to be ready when we do it,'.
I wish that Donald TrumpDespite family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country.
We can walk and chew gum.
Every day gives grounds for impeachment.
The President is almost self-impeaching because The President is, every day, demonstrating more obstruction of justice and disrespect for Congress' legitimate role to subpoena.
Advocate from the left on them, but they are right down the center, redefine what the center is, and don't let them define our agenda as something that is far left.
This is very methodical, it's very Constitution-based, we won't go any faster than the facts take us, or any slower than the facts take us.
Every single day the president is making the case. He's becoming self-impeachable.
Our passions were for health care, bigger paychecks, cleaner government — a simple message, we did not engage in some of the other exuberances that exist in our party.
Trump is goading us to impeach him, that's what he's doing. Every single day he's just like taunting taunting taunting because he knows that it would be very divisive in the country, but he doesn't really care. He just wants to solidify his base.
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.
I don't think so. I don't think so, just as a matter of observation, that's just not a fact. The case is not closed.
We have to inoculate against that, we have to be prepared for that.
We had to win. Imagine if we hadn't won — oh, don't even imagine. So, as we go forward, we have to have the same approach.
The attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States. That's a crime.
We just had a very productive meeting with the president of the United States, we did come to one agreement: That the agreement would be big and bold.
If I may have your attention … Mr. President … Chuck … Kids ….
Our view of how we go forward is if we can change peoples financial security ... if we can give people confidence, end some of their insecurities about their own economic situation, there will be a better atmosphere among some who are opposed to immigration in the country.
We all know we need to secure the border.
While our views range from proceeding to investigate the findings of the Mueller report or proceeding directly to impeachment, we all firmly agree that we should proceed down a path of finding the truth.
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 [Trump's] just not worth it.
We have to save our democracy, this isnt about Democrats or Republicans.Its about saving our democracy. If it is what we need to do to honor our responsibility to the Constitution if thats the place the facts take us, thats the place we have to go.
Im not for impeachment, impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless theres something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I dont think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And hes just not worth it.
Whatever the issue and challenge that we face, the Congress of the United States will honor its oath of office to protect and defend the constitution of the United States, to protect our democracy, the legislative branch has a responsibility of oversight of our democracy and we will exercise that.
The legislative branch has a responsibility of oversight of our democracy and we will exercise that.
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.
I think that is wrong, I think it's beneath the dignity of the office, and I don't think that it plays that well, I hope that it doesn't.
The President's words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger. President Trump must take down his disrespectful and dangerous video.
They will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces.
The President's words weigh a ton, and The President hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger. President Donald Trump must take down President Donald Trump disrespectful and dangerous video.
The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence, the President shouldn't use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack.
There has to be a bigger sense of responsibility on it, and it is not out of the question that that could be removed.
I think we have to subject it all to scrutiny and cost-benefits and all that, but I do think that it's a new era.
I'm not giving up on the president on this, i still say to him, 'We've got to have comprehensive immigration reform'.
Has to be at least $1 trillion, I'd like it to be closer to $2 trillion.
We have to put aside any negative attitudes. We are going there with a positive attitude: How much do you want to invest? How do we prioritize, because we want to do school construction, we want to do public housing, there are other things too.
Let me just say how very, very dismaying and disappointing that the chief law enforcement officer of our country is going off the rails, he is the attorney general of the United States of America, not the attorney general of Donald Trump.
Let me just say, I'm very, very dismayed and disappointed that the chief law enforcement officer of our country is going off the rails yesterday and today, he is attorney general of the United States of America, not the attorney general of Donald Trump.
Let me just say how very, very dismaying and disappointing that the chief law enforcement officer of our country is going off the rails, yesterday and today, he is the attorney general of the United States of America, not the attorney general of Donald Trump.
No. i have confidence, yes, in the intelligence and from what I have seen.
I have confidence, yes, in the intelligence and from what I have seen.
I don't Attorney General William Barr, I trust Mueller.
It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive, the green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it, right ?
The House will once again defend our Democracy and our Constitution, this time in the courts, no one is above the law or the Constitution, not even the President.
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.
He has to understand in the world that we're in now that people's space is important to them and what's important is how they receive it, not necessarily how you intended it.
The sooner they can give us the information, the sooner we can all make a judgment about it.
They're afraid of the truth. They're afraid of competence, i'm so proud of the work of Chairman Adam Schiff.
No, thank you, Mr. Attorney General. We do not need your interpretation. Show us the report and we'll come to our own conclusions.
I have said, and I'll say again, no thank you, Mr. Attorney General, we do not need your interpretation, show us the report and we can draw our own conclusions.
We take an oath to the Constitution, not to the president of the United States.
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.
Medicare recipients will face steep increases in the price of drugs and other services.
Right now, we are in the mode( of) wanting to know the truth, wanting the facts so that our chairpersons and members of the committees can take a look into this going forward.
Donald Trump's just not worth it.
The House and Senate resoundingly rejected the president's lawless power grab, yet the president has chosen to continue to defy the Constitution, the Congress and the will of the American people.
I'm not for impeachment. This is news, 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.
Republican Senators are proposing new legislation to allow the president to violate the Constitution just this once in order to give themselves cover, the House will not take up this legislation to give President Trump a pass.
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.
The President's revival of his bigoted, disgusting ban on transgender servicemembers is a stunning attack on the patriots who keep us safe and on the most fundamental ideals of our nation.
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.
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, he's just not worth it.
No, I don't think he's fit to be president of the United States.
During this critical time for the United States, NATO and the European Union, the U.S. Congress and the American people look forward to your message of friendship and partnership, as we work together to strengthen our critical alliance and advance a future of peace around the world.
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.
United States's not someplace that I think we should go.
She may need to explain that she did not -- it's up to her to explain, but I do not believe she understood the full weight of the words.
I'm not going into that, I'm not going into that.
I'm more concerned about his policy than his personality, however when the facts are known then we can make the judgement.
I think you make more of it than there is in our caucus to be honest, the press loves to foment unease in the Democratic Party. We are very united about for the people, lower health care cost, bigger paychecks, HR 1, cleaner government.
We haven't set a time.
When the facts are known, then American Congress members can make a judgment.
We'll fight Donald Trump in the Congress, we'll fight Donald Trump in the courts and we'll fight Donald Trump in the court of public opinion, what Donald Trump's doing is wrong and the Republicans know it.
Hopefully The President won't veto it -- or maybe The President'll just withdraw it, as some of his Republican, the Republican senators are asking him to do because they know that it undermines the Constitution of the United States.
I think it's very hard to have a veto.
Just vote no, because the fact is, a vote yes is to give leverage to the other side.
What we want is denuclearization, they didn't agree to it in the first meeting. They didn't agree to it in the second meeting. They wanted lifting sanctions without denuclearization. I'm glad that The President walked away from that.
I don't think Kim Jong Un is on the level and The President has believed Putin as opposed to believing Kim Jong own intelligence leadership on subjects. So again, I didn't know The President had said that, but Kim Jong Un's strange.
There's something wrong with Putin, Kim Jong Un, in my view, thugs, that The President chooses to believe.
The president of the United States is declaring a national emergency to honor an applause line in a rally, if the Congress rolls over on this, the president is likely to do it again.
No, it is a green dream, i don't consider that to be a dismissive term.
Is there a place for enhanced fencing? Normandy fencing would work. Let them have that discussion.
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Again, I look forward to welcoming you to the House on a mutually agreeable date for this address when government has been opened.
Mr. President, I hope by saying' near future' you mean you will support the House-passed package to #EndTheShutdown that the Senate will vote on tomorrow, please accept this proposal so we can re-open government, repay our federal workers and then negotiate our differences.
We were optimistic that he might ... open up government so we could have this discussion, but then we heard what the particulars were in it and it was a non-starter, unfortunately.
It is unlikely that any one of these provisions alone would pass the House, and taken together, they are a non-starter.
It is unlikely that any one of these provisions alone would pass the House, and taken together, they are a non-starter, for one thing, this proposal does not include the permanent solution for the Dreamers and TPS recipients that our country needs and supports.
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.
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.
This is a fact. It's not even an opinion.
We talk about technology. Several hundred million dollars for the technology to scan the cars coming through the ports of entry and that is to detect guns, its like an electronic dog almost to detect drugs, guns and contraband.
I'm not denying him a platform at all, i'm saying,' let's get a date when government is open.'.
Let's give him time to think it through. Think? Did I say think?
How shocking it is that this president would say he's going to withhold funding to meet the disaster needs of people in California, unless you have a different definition of what a disaster is and the needs for assistance, you have no right to withhold those funds.
Unless you have a different definition of what a disaster is and the needs for assistance, you have no right to withhold those funds.
It was a petulant president of the United States, a person who would say: 'I'll keep government shut down for weeks, months or years unless I get my way.' That's just not the way democracy works, and so it's very sad.
The president has chosen fear. We want to start with the facts, the fact is, President Trump has chosen to hold hostage critical services for the health, safety and well-being of the American people and withhold the paychecks of 800,000 innocent workers across the nation, many of them veterans.
The fact is, President Trump has chosen to hold hostage critical services for the health, safety and well-being of the American people and withhold the paychecks of 800,000 innocent workers across the nation, many of them veterans.
President Trump must stop holding the American people hostage, must stop manufacturing a crisis and must reopen the government.
It's not the law, everything indicates that a president can be indicted after he is no longer president of the United States.
I think that is an open discussion, i think that's an open discussion in terms of the law.
We have to wait and see what happens with the Mueller report, we shouldn't be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn't avoid impeachment for a political reason.
I do not think that that is conclusive. No, I do not.
I don't believe your facts.
I don't like that language. I wouldn't use that language. I don't establish any language standards for my colleagues.
I probably have a generational reaction to it, i'm not in the censorship business. I don't like that language, I wouldn't use that language, but I wouldn't establish language standards for my colleagues.
We shouldn't be impeaching for a political reason and we shouldn't avoid it for a political reason.
We have to wait and see what happens with the Mueller report. We shouldn't be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn't avoid impeachment for a political reason.
We can go through the back and forth, no. How many more times can we say no ? Nothing for the wall.
We're not doing a wall, does anybody have any doubt ? We are not doing a wall.
We're trying to open up government.
I'm sad. I'm shaken by it. I had so much respect for him.
This is a missed opportunity to pass full-year funding bills now, however, Democrats will be ready to fully, responsibly fund our government in January, and we will support this continuing resolution.
Maybe Thursday Trump doesn't understand how a trade agreement works, for Thursday Trump to say such a thing, i mean, really ? Really ?
It's like a manhood thing with him -- as if manhood can be associated with him, this wall thing.
You know why I do it? I do it because I want women to see that you do not get pushed around, you don't run away from the fight.
You know why I do it ? I do it because I want women to see that you do not get pushed around, you don't run away from the fight.
Mr. President -- Mr. President, please don't characterize the strength that I bring to this meeting as the leader of the House Democrats, who just won a big victory.
Over the summer, I made it clear that I see House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as a bridge to the next generation of leaders, a recognition of my continuing responsibility to mentor and advance new Members into positions of power and responsibility in the House Democratic Caucus.
I am comfortable with the proposal and it is my intention to abide by it whether it passes or not.
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.'.
( Trump) said,' Mexico is going to pay for the wall.' I said,' They're not paying for the wall.' President Donald Trump said,' They're paying for the wall with the money we're gon na make over the newly revised USMCA,'.
Tim Ryan of Youngstown, Ohio, is an inspiring leader, i think that he would do a great job as the next speaker of the House.
I'm sorry I got to go.
If President Donald Trump and Republicans run on change, then President Donald Trump and Republicans need change and President Donald Trump and Republicans should not stand with the status quo.
I've been very clear about my position and that remains the same, i will be voting but I will not be voting for Nancy Pelosi.
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 get some names called, because if you're effective as a woman, then they have to undermine you, because that's a real threat, i'm probably more of a target than anybody, except for somebody who runs for president.
There are two things about what I bring with me from my family in this regard, one is to know how to count. That's very important. Count your votes to win the election. Count your votes to win a vote on the floor. The other is listen to your constituents.
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.
I don't think we should impeach a president for political reasons. But I don't think we should not impeach him because we think it's politically... impeding for us to do so.
Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans. Democratic House is about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Donald Trump administration.
We will win, i say to commentators who are not on the ground or listening to the ground, we will win. So, I'm confident.
Hey, we're in politics, what did people think they were going to, a tea party ?
There has to be a transition at some point in all of this.
Hysterical ; the word stems from the same word as hysterectomy, you know it's a word that is identified with women being very emotional and the rest, so I chose that word very specifically.
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.
To me it was behavior that was not suitable for a person who would be a judge on any court much less the Supreme Court of the United States.
If the election were held today, we would win overwhelmingly and women would lead the way, we have so many excellent women candidates from women across the country. Women marched and then they ran, and now they're running and now they're going to be members of Congress.
It has to be prioritized and not scatter shot. ... It's all about seeking truth, where that takes us with the President and his performance remains to be seen.
Our priority( is) unifying. Impeachment is a very divisive approach. Elections should determine who is in office, if the President has broken law, he's not above the law, but that remains to be seen.
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.
If Hillary Clinton had won, and Affordable Care Act was protected -- I feel very proprietary about Affordable Care Act -- I was happy to go my way.
I don't think we should be talking about impeachment. I've been very clear right from the start, on the political side I think it's a gift to the Republicans.
I feel really good about it, what we do know is that we are winning hearts, minds and an American consensus.
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.
It took until we won in ‘06 — first bill on the floor, H.R. 1 — to enact the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.
It's ascendent in that district perhaps, but I don't accept any characterization of our party presented by the Republicans. So let me reject that right now. ... Our party is a big tent. Our districts are very different, one from the other.
President Trump must demand and secure a real, concrete and comprehensive agreement that the Russians will cease their ongoing attacks on our democracy, failure to stand up to Putin would constitute a profound betrayal of the Constitution and our democracy.
Jim Jordan had a duty to protect them, they said Jim Jordan failed. They, the people who are accusing, said Jim Jordan failed. Rather than deny and dismiss them, Jim Jordan should fully cooperate with the investigation.
Every day it fails to do so is a stain on our country.
The fact that in a very progressive district in New York, it went more progressive — and (incumbent Rep.) Joe Crowley is a progressive — but to the left of Joe Crowley is about that district, it is not to be viewed as something that stands for everything else.
Everyone has all their analysis within hours of the election taking place, we have to analyze how this -- is it because of this, is it because of that. It's because of a number of things. But within 24 hours we don't have that analysis.
We will miss him.
The Supreme Court's dangerous ruling undermines our values, our security and our Constitution, no matter how many times The President rewrites The President un-American Muslim ban, it won't change the fact that this historic injustice is immoral and dangerous.
Trump's daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable, as we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea.
Protest is about peaceful resistance to the kind of actions that we are experiencing from this president as he holds these children hostage.
In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again. Trump's daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea.
The President is throwing red meat to The President base when The President does that, the President's using children, whether they're( DACA recipients) or whether they're little children at the border now, for a political purpose. It's shameful.
The legislation... is totally unworthy of America.
For this administration to pose as people of faith, and pose as people who care about family and children, is a height of hypocrisy that knows no bounds.
What do we do here ? We do nothing, it's a horrible thing and I don't see any prospect for legislation here.
I just don't know why there aren't uprisings all over the country.
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.
The President’s marginalization of the vast expertise of the State Department and his habitual disparaging of our allies as demonstrated at the G7 Forum hinders a lasting, stable pathway to peace.
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.
Senate Democrats stand for smart, strong border security that honors National Guard troops oath to support and defend the Constitution, and protect the American people.
He’s the big winner and when he got this letter from the president saying ‘okay nevermind,’ he must be having a giggle fit, right now, in North Korea.
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.
I’m so furious I can barely write this email. President Trump is inches away from firing Robert Mueller and derailing the entire Russia investigation.
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.
I don't think that that really had that much impact on the race, democrat Conor Lamb won. If we hadn't won, you might have a question, but we won — the'D' next to Democrat Conor Lamb name was very significant.
That became very important to me, that there would be a woman at the table where these decisions are negotiated. And I consider Nancy Pelosi a legislative virtuoso, i say this because I want women to take pride in what they are... and not( be) viewed as running away from a fight.
I have five children. I have nine grandchildren, do you know what you sound like ? What kind of people are you ?
It's not the path we should go on, it takes attention away from the connection we have to make to people about their... financial stability.
His abrupt, unjust dismissal is hard to understand and impossible to support, i commend Chairman Joe Crowley for his privileged resolution to establish a Select Committee to investigate the motivation for this unwarranted dismissal.
I support Gov. Cuomo’s re-election – wholeheartedly.
I do n’t know that a person can tape a person without the person’s consent and then release it to the press, that’s what I ’m more concerned about.
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.
The reason Congress is facing a 5th stop-gap budget bill is because the Republican majority is incompetent, and it is their incompetence that is placing in doubt how quickly our men and women in uniform can have the resources they need to keep our country safe.
Tonight, when President Trump looks into the gallery during his State of the Union, he will see the dignity, courage and patriotism of dozens of DREAMers.
Americans should be deeply concerned by Speaker Ryan’s sanctioning of this irresponsible decision and his complicity in allowing the Committee investigation to devolve into a sad political spectacle.
Happy anniversary, Mr. President, you wanted a shutdown. The shutdown is all yours.
Happy anniversary Mr President, you wanted a shutdown. The shutdown is all yours.
We have to have a deal in hand.
The five white guys I call them, you know, are they going to open a hamburger stand next or what ?
In Congress, no one should face sexual harassment in order to work in an office or in a campaign, the young woman’s documented account is convincing, and I commend her for the courage it took to come forward.
I think he just thought he was playing around, which, I don’t think he realized the position he probably put people in.
Congressman Conyers should resign, he has served our Congress and shaped consequential legislation (but) zero tolerance means consequences for everyone -- no matter the great legacy.
I pray for Congressman Conyers, however, Congressman Conyers should resign, he has served our Congress and shaped consequential legislation – zero tolerance means consequences for everyone – no matter the great legacy.
I pray for Congressman Conyers, however, Congressman Conyers should resign, he has served our Congress and shaped consequential legislation -- zero tolerances mean consequences for everyone – no matter the great legacy.
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.
The FCC’s moves to dismantle net neutrality will further stack the playing field in favor of the biggest bank account, chilling competition, hurting consumers and punishing entrepreneurs and small businesses.
No, the current process includes the signing of non-disclosure agreements by the parties involved.
I strongly support her efforts.
I think that the power of subpoena is a very important power that the Democrats would then have, and that is something to take very seriously in terms of the executive branch, it would give the Democratic Party much more leverage in Congress.
I would say that President Trump is, I think, understanding better that it isn't just what the President says, this is not a parliamentary system, that the Prime Minister says something and then his party endorses it. This is a presidential system.
So I think that he's learning now that he not only has to reach out across the aisle, but he has to have the vote on his own side, and that's something that is, I think, quite obvious.
I don't think our caucus should support that, the thing is that you can't let the opposition choose your leaders, you can't feed into that. Now there is personal ambition in our caucus, there's no question about that, but I feel very confident in the full support that I have in my caucus.
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.
Every day, the president gives us further evidence of why a censure is necessary, it becomes clearer that the Republican Congress must declare whether it stands for our sacred American values or with the President who embraces white nationalism.
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.
We must have a strong middle class, essential to the strength of the middle class is the financial stability of the working family. And essential to that are bigger paychecks.
Do you believe in what is in this bill? some of you have said ... well, they'll fix it in the Senate. But you have every provision of this bill tattooed on your forehead. You will glow in the dark on this one.
This is a scar that they will carry.
This is the Democratic Party. This is not a rubber-stamp party.
Most of those people -- my family, extended family -- are not pro-choice. You think I'm kicking them out of the Democratic Party?
You know what? That's why Donald Trump is president of the United States -- the evangelicals and the Catholics, anti-marriage equality, anti-choice. That's how he got to be president.
The wall -- kick that can down the road, and we still would like to have some more certainty in terms of the funding for the Affordable Care Act, but we're on a good path.
There are probably still 70 poison pills in the bill that we can't live with.
The wall is, in my view, immoral, expensive, unwise.
So yes, if we have needs for the technology or the rest to help protect our border, let's see what that is, our appropriators were well on a path to resolving their differences and finding their common ground, respecting each other's priorities until the White House intervened.
He did not promise that he would take food out of the mouths of babies and seniors and education, clean air, clean water, scientific research off the table in a significant way in order for him to pay for his immoral, ineffective, unwise proposal of a wall.
We have the leverage and they have the exposure.
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.
I expect that I will see that.
It would be my hope to create a list of priorities to engage with our colleagues, with social media and advocacy groups.
I think he sent a signal that as a member of the Trump transition team himself, he probably should not be intricately involved in this investigation.
While Republicans scramble to make TrumpCare even more destructive, our Caucus must continue to be fully engaged today in exposing its disastrous consequences for the American people.
Theoretically, do I think that a director of the FBI who knows for a fact that something is mythology but (is) misleading to the American people, and he should set the record straight? Yes, I do think he should say that, publicly.
If Hillary had won, I was ready to go home, it was really shocking that someone like Donald Trump would be President of the United States. We yearn for the day of a Mitt Romney or a George Bush or someone. But anyway, that motivated me to stay now.
We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it – away from the fog of the controversy.
Regardless of the outcome of the election, the American people deserve to know the truth and a commitment to protect our democracy from foreign meddling.
The peaceful transfer of power is the cornerstone of President Obama and Hillary Clinton democracy, i congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and Donald Trump family, and pray for Donald Trump success.
I congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and Donald Trump family, and pray for Donald Trump success.
The public interest would be served by the FBI providing the facts, rather than allowing Republicans to stoke innuendo and falsehoods 11 days away from a presidential election.
It’s an obstacle but not insurmountable.
It's like saying, ‘do you see a wave?’ We're not even at the beach,’.
There's no question the fact that they did not have the votes gave us leverage. But we were prepared, the children of Flint could not be neglected any longer by this Congress.
They could help themselves a lot by putting Flint in there, they have problems on this bill unless they have the votes on their side.
The reason it's beginning in the Senate is that the speaker can't pass a bill which originates in the House.
We have to have some input if they're going to get Democratic votes.
It created an environment in which violence took place.
Justice will be done, justice must be done.
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.
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Members are heartbroken about the issue, there is a spark that has happened since Orlando.
It will last as long as it needs to.
They’re so consumed by their radical ideology, so disconnected from reality that even the pleas of expectant mothers and poisoned children fall on deafears, i like to always make the distinction between a reason and an excuse.
Wherever the buck stops, the fact is, Congress is not doing its job.
If they think that they’re going to upset the verdict of the people in terms of the elections, that can really be opening a very big Pandora’s Box, i think that you change that to your peril.
This bill on the floor today says you cannot charge banks. The only investigation you can do of banks is if somebody does damage to the bank, can you imagine that - with all the mortgage fraud that went on in our country?
In ’06, nobody thought we would win. In ’10, people really didn’t think at this point that the Republicans would win, we had a tide and they had a tide. And we can have a tide again. Some of it will depend who the presidential candidate is.
I don't have much of a relationship.
It was a very important vote on Iran and everyone wanted to be on the record, i think the gaveling was premature.
We understand Republican leadership plans to move a bill strengthening U.S. sanctions on North Korea. That will have strong bipartisan support.
There are concerns we have about jobs, that jobs would leave the country because of lifting the ban on crude oil exports.
It won't cost the American people one thin dime to allow Puerto Rico to restructure their debt and their bankruptcy.
It is shocking to the American people that Congress refuses to keep guns out of the hands of those on the FBI's terrorist watch list.
Congress has no right to moments of silence for victims of gun violence unless lawmakers intend to take action.
It doesn’t take much to know that you shouldn't be putting whole bills like that, which you know the president is going to veto, in that bill, that is a non-starter.
That is a non-starter.
The votes will be there to sustain a veto, no question.
It's really a sad thing. It's almost as if they decided to turn the Statue of Liberty around.
So if they (Chinese authorities) think it is about independence, he (Dalai Lama) says it's about autonomy, we only support autonomy ... then I think there is an opportunity to find common ground.
The presidential race is the main event. It has everything : It has glamour, it has money, it has power -- it's showbiz. It's an attraction, and off years are like the lounge act. Who goes there -- right ?
It's almost getting worse in China from when I was there as to a repression. And the numbers of people who are in prison because they are lawyers who represent dissents and the rest is astounding. Either threatened or imprisoned or beaten, this is a big issue.
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.
Hillary does well -- I think they all do well on them -- and we should have more debates, they thought 26 was too many, and I think it is, and you probably should have something in between.
More and more of them (House Democrats) have confirmed to me that they will be there to sustain the veto.
The charges in the indictment against Congressman Chaka Fattah are deeply saddening, congressman Fattah has been a tireless and effective advocate for America's hard-working families across more than 20 years of distinguished service in the House.
As you may be aware, I believe that this agreement is a major accomplishment. I am pleased that the response thus far from House Democrats has been so positive.
I commend the president for his strength throughout the historic negotiations that have led to this point.
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.
Yeah, they may try this, that or the other thing, but the more time goes by, the more people benefit from the Affordable Care Act and the more ridiculous I think they look.
I'm disappointed that the (trade assistance) bill isn't nearly as robust as it should be in light of a trade agreement that encompasses 40% of the global economy.
Our people would rather have a job than trade assistance, its defeat, sad to say, is the only way that we will be able to slow down the fast track.
I don't think the enough of our issues have been resolved for us to be having a big movement of votes toward the bill.
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.
There is strong bipartisan support to lift the embargo in the congress, however it's not universal and it certainly does not appear to be shared by those in power who have the ability to bring a bill to the floor.
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.
I’m not saying anybody’s come to an agreement on it, i think it’s going to be a challenge, but we will have it.
I'm not saying anybody's come to an agreement on it, i think it's going to be a challenge, but we will have it.
Pope Francis has renewed the faith of Catholics worldwide and inspired a new generation of people, regardless of their religious affiliation, to be instruments of peace.
The Speaker of the House has awesome power. I know that. I've been there, the fact, though, is that power is not to be squandered.
It's out of the ordinary that the Speaker would decide that he would be inviting people to a joint session without any bipartisan consultation.
In January, a horrible, horrible terrorist attack took place in Paris, you'd think it would have heightened the urgency to pass a homeland security bill, but the Republicans still say no to passing a clean bill unless they can be a menace to immigration.
The president has always extended the hand of friendship, some say too much.
If there's ever going to be a time to raise the gas tax, the time when gas is so low is the time to do it.
The president has always extended the hand of friendship. Some say too much.
Should the president threaten a veto, the votes will be here in the House to sustain it.
These provisions are destructive to middle-class families and to the practice of our democracy. We must get them out of the omnibus package.
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