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Velázquez Endorses Pelosi for Speaker

Velázquez Endorses Pelosi for Speaker
November 13, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today released the following statement:

            “Nancy Pelosi has successfully led our Caucus through some of the toughest battles we’ve seen.  Without her ability to keep us united and focused, we would not have passed the Affordable Care Act, nor turned back Republican efforts last Congress to repeal it.  She’s fought tirelessly for better wages for workers and greater economic opportunity for all Americans, something I’ve observed in my role as the top Democrat on the Small Business Committee.  Nancy’s been a stalwart advocate on immigration issues, something that will be even more important as we take on the Trump Administration’s xenophobic policies in the next Congress. 

“I will also say that, as House Democrats enter the Majority following an election cycle that elected record numbers of women to public service, we must continue elevating strong female voices in our party’s leadership. There’s been no stronger woman in the U.S. Congress than Leader Pelosi.  I enthusiastically support her to be Speaker in the 116th Congress.”