Navigation Links
Pelosi Remarks Following House Democrats' Meeting with President Obama

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders held a press availability this afternoon following a Democratic Whip meeting with President Obama in the Cannon Caucus Room. Below are the Speaker's opening remarks:

"Thank you very much, Mr. Whip. Yes, it was a great occasion for us to receive the President of the United States on this day when we will be making history with our vote and making progress for the American people.

"It is also, as Chris Van Hollen reminds us, the third anniversary of Democrats winning the House and Senate for the American people - November 7, 2006. So it is appropriate that the New Direction that we promised them at the time and that we have worked on since then, will be manifested today in the passage of this important legislation.

"It is very humbling to stand here at a time when we can associate ourselves with the work of those who passed Social Security, those who passed Medicare, and now we will pass health care reform. It is also appropriate that as we were in there with the President, that in the chair on the floor presiding over the debate was John Dingell, the person who gaveled down Medicare. So the continuity of this, the dedication over a long period of time, gives us strength and makes us humble.

"When the President was speaking, I couldn't help but think of Senator Kennedy. Senator Kennedy called passing health care 'the great unfinished business of our country.' He also said it was about the character of our country that we do this. In the same letter that he said that to the President, as we listened to the inspirational remarks of the President, I was also reminded that in that same letter, Senator Kennedy said to the President: 'When I first came into public life, we had a young President who inspired a generation and inspired the world. As I leave,' Senator Kennedy said, 'I have hope because I know that we again have a young President who will inspire our country, a new generation and on behalf of our country, inspire the world.'

"Our President is indeed doing that. Without his leadership, we would not be in position to take the historic step we are doing. He has said to us: 'We will measure our success in the progress that is made by America's working families.' Today, we will make not only history, but progress for America's working families.

"With that, I am pleased to yield to our distinguished Majority Leader, who, without whose leadership we most certainly would not be in position to win today. His knowledge of these issues, his strategic thinking about how to get us from here to there, and just his persistence, and more important than all of that, the respect with which he is held in our Caucus for his opinion has gotten us where we are today. Mr. Steny Hoyer, Majority Leader of the Congress."

SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House

SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Pelosi to House: Lets Destroy More Jobs
2. One Catholic Priest and Eleven Other Pro-Lifers Arrested for Tearing Up Nancy Pelosis Health Care Bill Outside Her Office; See Video Below
3. Statement from 60 Plus Association President Jim Martin on Speaker Nancy Pelosis New Health Care Proposal
4. Pelosi Remarks at Press Availability with Easter Seals on Benefits of Health Reform for Children
5. Pelosi Announces Key Provision in Health Insurance Reform for Young Adults
6. Pelosi: Senate Finance Committee Vote a Critical Step Toward Passage of Health Insurance Reform
7. Pelosi: Health Insurance Reform Essential for Women
8. Pelosi Congratulates UCSFs Elizabeth Blackburn for Receiving Nobel Prize in Medicine
9. Pelosi Statement on the 25th Anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
10. Pelosi: Health Reform Will Provide Seniors Better Benefits, Guaranteed Access to Doctors, Extended Stability for Medicare
11. Pelosi and Hoyer Remarks at Press Availability Following Leadership Meeting
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... the assets of Tri Lite’s personal heating products business. Cozy Products explains ... low-wattage personal heaters that fit in well with the Cozy Products business model: to ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 25, 2015 , ... SCOTTSDALE, AZ) - Today, Dr. ... both surgical and non-surgical treatments, announced the expansion of his private practice capabilities ... , Highly trained and nationally recognized for his natural approach, Dr. Todd ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Brillianteen, McGaw ... and learning in its 65th Anniversary Brillianteen Revue, scheduled for March 4-6, 2016. ... For 65 years, Brillianteen has been a treasured tradition for numerous families in ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... “While riding the bus, I saw ... N.Y. “I thought there had to be a convenient and comfortable way to protect ... PROTECTOR enables disabled individuals to safely travel during cold or inclement weather. In doing ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Castlewood Treatment Center for ... eating disorders as a result of the $20,000 raised at the center’s recent ... Run Golf Club in Eureka, will help individuals who otherwise might not seek ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... ) has ... Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in the ... Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging ... --> ) has announced the ... and Growth Strategies in the German Drugs ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... the "Self Administration of High Viscosity Drugs" ... ) has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. --> Research ... addition of the "Self Administration of High ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... global healthcare industry is expected to grow at a rate ... has the highest projected growth at 12.7%, and ... is second with growth projected at 11.5%. ... 2013-2014, total government funded healthcare was nearly 68%. Federal government ... 2013-2014. In real terms, out of pocket expenditure increased by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: