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Dear Colleague: Leader McConnell, House Democrats Challenge You to Pass Legislation FOR THE PEOPLE

April 26, 2019

Dear Democratic Colleague,

As I’m sure you will agree, the two week district work period has been an eventful one on many fronts. On the home front, Members spent time connecting with our constituents about the kitchen table issues facing America’s working families.

In our first 100 days, the House was busy passing vital bipartisan legislation that addresses the issues that matter in the lives of the American people.

The House has sent the Senate legislation that has strong bipartisan support across the country, consistent with our For The People agenda. We urge Senator McConnell to take up the legislation as soon as possible.

• H.R. 1 – the For The People Act to restore confidence in our democracy;

• H.R. 8 & H.R. 1112 – the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and the Enhanced Background Checks Act, commonsense gun violence prevention measures;

• H.R. 7 – the Paycheck Fairness Act, to ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work;

• H.R. 1585 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, a strong improvement and long-term reauthorization of VAWA;

• H.R. 1644 – the Save The Internet Act to restore vital Net Neutrality protections.

In the coming weeks, we will be taking action on:

• The Protecting People with Pre-existing Conditions Act and other legislation to lower health costs by reducing prescription drug prices;

• H.R. 9 – the Climate Action Now Act to preserve the Paris Climate Accord and lay the foundation for more action;

• H.R. 5 – the Equality Act to end discrimination against LGBTQ Americans;

• H.R. 6 – the American Dream and Promise Act to protect Dreamers, TPS and DED recipients.

Our progress For The People stands in stark contrast to the inaction of the GOP-controlled Senate. The Republican Senate needs to wake up, and vote on these urgently needed bills immediately. If they don’t like our bipartisan bills, then they can pass their own version and we can go to conference.

Leader McConnell has declared himself the “grim reaper” of these House bills to make progress for working families. We will show him that these bills are alive and well with the American people. The middle class and America don’t want the Senate to be a legislative graveyard for so many of these important issues – they want action.

As a key part of our For The People agenda, on Tuesday, Senator Schumer, other leaders and I will meet with President Trump to advance bipartisan action on a bold infrastructure bill to create jobs and grow our economy in a green and modern way.

On the Constitutional front, in the course of the past two weeks, we have seen President Trump and the Trump Administration continue to dishonor the office that he holds. Leader McConnell shamefully will not criticize President Trump’s disgraceful conduct, and he cannot use it as an excuse not to act for the American people.

I thank our Committee Chairs for their strength and leadership and our Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries and Vice Chair Katherine Clark for bringing us together on a very productive Caucus call on Monday.

Thank you for your leadership,

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I have always liked that Democrats are willing to promote and pass legislation that is good for our country, even when a Republican sits in the White House. Republicans sat back and watched while tens of thousands of Americans lost their homes to foreclosure just so they would not be giving Obama a win. McConell's grandchildren will likely have to change their last name to avoid being connected with his hate filled and cynical legacy.
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Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on Senator McConnell’s Declaration of ‘Case Closed’

May 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Leader Chuck Schumer issued this joint statement after Senator McConnell’s declaration on the Senate Floor that the Mueller Report is “case closed”:

“Senator McConnell’s declaration of ‘case closed’ is a stunning act of political cynicism and a brazen violation of the oath we all take. The Special Counsel report laid out eleven instances of the President’s obstruction, and left a raft of unanswered questions about coordination between the President’s campaign and Russia. These are not trivial or political questions – they go to the wellspring of our democracy. When a President is allowed to violate the law with impunity, and when a foreign power is allowed to interfere in our elections, it gnaws at the roots of the great oak that is our democracy, and could very well topple it.

“On every issue that matters in people’s lives, the Administration and a complicit Republican Senate are waging an unprecedented, unwarranted, unconstitutional and utterly dangerous campaign of stonewalling. Senator McConnell continues to brag about being the ‘grim reaper,’ sending bipartisan House legislation to a Senate legislative graveyard, as the Administration refuses to respect Congress’s constitutional oversight role and provide Congress and the American people with the truth.

“There is a dark connection in Washington between Senator McConnell, Attorney General Barr and President Trump: each preventing progress for the people, acting as handmaidens to a special interest agenda that is anti-government, anti-science and against meeting the needs of hard-working families.”

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Post by Orlylicious » Mon May 20, 2019 9:45 pm

Thank you thank you thank you Nancy! There's an election in a year, let's get some accomplishments for the American people! They can vote on his behavior in 2020.
Pelosi clashes with fellow Dems in closed-door debate on impeachment
By HEATHER CAYGLE, JOHN BRESNAHAN and SARAH FERRIS 05/20/2019 07:47 PM EDT Updated 05/20/2019 09:30 PM EDT
House Democratic leaders sparred internally on Monday over whether to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies rejecting the call to move forward for now, according to multiple sources.

Reps. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), and Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) — all members of the Democratic leadership — pushed to begin impeachment proceedings during a leadership meeting in Pelosi's office, said the sources. Pelosi and Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) — some of her key allies — rejected their calls, saying Democrats' message is being drowned out by the fight over possibly impeaching Trump.

Raskin — a former law professor — said he wasn't advocating impeaching Trump but suggested that opening an impeachment inquiry would strengthen their legal position while allowing Democrats to move forward with their legislative agenda. Pelosi dismissed this argument, asking Raskin if he wanted to shut down the other five committees working on Trump investigations. “You want to tell Elijah Cummings to go home?” Pelosi quipped, referring to the chairman of the Oversight and Reform Committee.
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During the Steering and Policy Committee meeting, Cohen said President Bill Clinton faced impeachment proceedings “over sex” while Trump is “raping the country,” according to two sources in the room. Cohen later confirmed his remarks. Pelosi pushed back on Cohen during the meeting and his assertion that she was simply afraid impeachment would cost her the House majority. “This isn’t about politics at all. It’s about patriotism. It’s about the strength we need to have to see things through,” Pelosi said, according to an aide in the room.

The speaker mentioned that Democrats have not exhausted all options to hold the administration accountable, including levying fines via a process known as inherent contempt. Pelosi also tried to calm restive tank-and -file members by pointing to the legal victory Democrats won Monday against Trump, who tried to block his accounting firm from turning over his financial documents.“What we said when we started is that these [investigations] will yield information to us. Today, we won our first case,” Pelosi said. “We’ve been in this thing for almost five months and now we’re getting some results."
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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), another member of the Judiciary Committee, is also in favor of an impeachment inquiry if McGahn doesn't appear on Tuesday. "If McGahn doesn't show tomorrow, I think we're at an inflection point," Lieu said. "If we can't get information, I think we have to start proceeding down this path." Pelosi, however, countered that Democats "have invested this much time. I don’t know why we would say McGahn, that’s it.”
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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Mon May 20, 2019 9:49 pm

"tank and file?" That's a new one.

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Post by p0rtia » Tue May 21, 2019 8:39 am

In the words of Joe Biden "I regret that I could not do more."

I love Biden, and I love Pelosi, but inaction in the face of rank bigotry and lawlessness is unconscionable. The damage done by inaction is, IMO a thousand time worse than any possible damage done by action.

This is cowardly. Complicity. Confirmation that there is nothing left of the rule of law.

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Post by Lani » Fri May 24, 2019 12:45 am

I'm amazed that this is from Fox.
Numerous doctored video clips of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, are spreading on social media, deceptively portraying her as if she were intoxicated.

A three-minute clip of Pelosi speaking event with the Center for American Progress from Wednesday was uploaded on Facebook by a group called "Politics WatchDog" was viewed over 1.8 million times with nearly 40,000 shares. The video shows her frequently slurring her words and her voice sounding garbled. Copies of the clip had also been found on Twitter and YouTube, which the latter had removed.

According to a report from The Washington Post, experts believed the original video was slowed down to 75 percent from the original speed and that her pitch was also manipulated in order to present her under the influence.

Computer science and digital forensics expert Berkeley Hany Farid said there was "no question" the video had been tampered with.
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Pinned tweet.


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Post by Chilidog » Fri May 24, 2019 6:52 am

Fucking asshole. Lying dipshit

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Post by Kendra » Fri May 24, 2019 7:16 am

Chilidog wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 6:52 am
Fucking asshole. Lying dipshit
Yes. Just saw on CNN that Rudy Giuliani tweeted out the slowed down vine, but he deleted it

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Post by Orlylicious » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:55 pm

Pelosi privately told Democrats she wants Trump 'in prison': report

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) privately told senior Democrats that she'd like to see President Trump "in prison," Politico reported Wednesday.

Her remarks came during a meeting Tuesday night with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and other top Democrats leading investigations against the White House, multiple sources told Politico.

Nadler reportedly pressed Pelosi to let his committee launch an impeachment inquiry, which the Democratic leader denied.

“I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,” Pelosi said, according to Politico.
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Post by Turtle » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:39 am

There's approximately a 0% chance he or any POTUS ever goes to prison. Simply because no facility is going to take on that liability if something goes wrong. If it ever came to that, the court would put him on home confinement.

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Turtle wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:39 am
There's approximately a 0% chance he or any POTUS ever goes to prison. Simply because no facility is going to take on that liability if something goes wrong. If it ever came to that, the court would put him on home confinement.
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Post by voxpopuluxe » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:38 am

Orlylicious wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:55 pm
Pelosi privately told Democrats she wants Trump 'in prison': report

“I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,” Pelosi said, according to Politico.
Impeachment or prison, y'all still have to fucking do something ...

Pelosi gets a lot of criticism simply because she's a Woman Governing, but this thing where she and many of the Democrats appear to believe that taunting Trump is a sufficient response to his crimes will ... not be an effective check on him continuing to commit those crimes ...
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Post by AndyinPA » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:48 am

Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up!

This, of course, will be a big NO NO.

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Post by Jim » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:06 am

voxpopuluxe wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:38 am
Impeachment or prison, y'all still have to fucking do something ...

Pelosi gets a lot of criticism simply because she's a Woman Governing, but this thing where she and many of the Democrats appear to believe that taunting Trump is a sufficient response to his crimes will ... not be an effective check on him continuing to commit those crimes ...
Patience grasshopper, one thing that we've learned about impeaching a President is that it will not work unless/until you get the people behind it. Otherwise, you're just wasting time since the pub Senators will never vote to impeach. Played right, this could be used as a two-edged sword. Weakening Trump, and putting pub Senators on the defensive...all with an election year coming up. Pelosi is doing it right, get all the evidence out into the public with hearings, evidence releases, and more than a few leaks. The constant drip, drip, drip of bad news will leave the Trump WH unable to keep up the misdirections they like to pull and force the press to stop letting Trump slide.

Heck, even now FOX News is showing signs of cracking. Who'd have thought that last year?

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Post by voxpopuluxe » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:52 am

Jim wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:06 am
Patience grasshopper, one thing that we've learned about impeaching a President is that it will not work unless/until you get the people behind it. Otherwise, you're just wasting time since the pub Senators will never vote to impeach. Played right, this could be used as a two-edged sword. Weakening Trump, and putting pub Senators on the defensive...all with an election year coming up. Pelosi is doing it right, get all the evidence out into the public with hearings, evidence releases, and more than a few leaks. The constant drip, drip, drip of bad news will leave the Trump WH unable to keep up the misdirections they like to pull and force the press to stop letting Trump slide.
Who the f knows, really? But if there's any moment in history when fortune favors the bold, it's this one. Futhermore, if Pelosi, et al. want to get people behind impeachment (or prison), then they have to make the case, they have to campaign for it. Political dynamics won't make themselves and by waiting and hoping that people just eventually come around or by hoping that they can indict him by whisper and innuendo, they are squandering their momentum. It's remarkable how much effort Democrats are putting into gaming out the steps of waiting to do something, when they could just boldly do it.

And while a throughly impeached Trump would be an ideal result, even dragging him through the process is going to accomplish much of the same thing. Very little evidence suggests that he would emerge stronger from an acquittal; there's just as little evidence to suggest that Clinton's acquittal actually helped the Democratic party in the following election.

Ultimately, I'm just dismayed that Democrats seem to be looking for reasons to not impeach Donald Trump, or, at least, for reasons to not impeach him right now. I don't doubt that Pelosi, et al., know what they're doing; I'm just not convinced that they're doing the right thing. And I think their apparent irresolution on this is going to cost us.

(My own thoughts here echo Adam Jentleson's The Political Costs of Not Impeaching Trump and Ron Brownstein's Democrats Learned the Wrong Lesson From Clinton’s Impeachment)
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Post by ZekeB » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:22 am

Meh. Let the voters impeach Trump at the ballot box. Just keep shining a light on Trump's ethics. I'd like to see Trump swept out of office with several Republicans on his coattails.
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Post by voxpopuluxe » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:39 pm

ZekeB wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:22 am
Meh. Let the voters impeach Trump at the ballot box. Just keep shining a light on Trump's ethics.
It's remarkable that in under four years we've gone from
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    Well, Congress can impeach him
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Post by ZekeB » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:44 pm

You really think the voters are going to take his Bravo Sierra seriously this time? Our country is doomed if they do.
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Post by voxpopuluxe » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:54 pm

ZekeB wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:44 pm
You really think the voters are going to take his Bravo Sierra seriously this time? Our country is doomed if they do.
2022: "Well, he's not going to live that much longer. And voters will never elect a Pence/Junior ticket."
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voxpopuluxe wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:54 pm
ZekeB wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:44 pm
You really think the voters are going to take his Bravo Sierra seriously this time? Our country is doomed if they do.
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