Friday, July 19, 2024

Pelosi delivers an 8-hour speech on DACA

  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke for a little more than eight hours to oppose the budget deal to lift spending caps and avert a government shutdown, because the plan does not address immigration issues. “I have had the privilege of reading the testimony from Dreamers, I still have more,” she said, receiving applause […]

Congressional “Lame Duck” Session Offers Opportunity for the DREAM Act

This week, the members of Congress return to DC for what is dubbed a lame duck session.  This will be the final chance for the Democratic majority to tackle some major legislation before the Republicans assume the leadership of the House of Representatives in January. A number of controversial pieces of legislation await the returning […]

Pelosi Appoints Latino Lawmaker to President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Wednesday, appointed Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA) to serve on President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.  The nine-term member joins fellow Democrats, Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt, and Energy and Commerce Committee member Jan Schakowsky to complete the 18 member bipartisan commission. In addition to serving as a […]