Rep. Maloney: Pelosi is the Speaker We Need
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12) today released the following statement on why she supports Nancy Pelosi to be the next Speaker of the House of Representatives.
“Tomorrow, when House Democrats meet to select our candidate for Speaker of the House, I will be proudly casting my vote for Nancy Pelosi. Leader Pelosi is a proven progressive fighter with an unparalleled record of delivering results for the American people. We saw this with her tenacious leadership in passing landmark laws like the Affordable Care Act, Wall Street reform, and the Recovery Act when Democrats last held the majority. And we saw that same leadership when she successfully outmaneuvered House Republicans in every bipartisan negotiation that required Democratic votes during the past eight years. Leader Pelosi has also been a great friend to the city and state of New York. It was Nancy Pelosi that kept Congress in session in the last days of 2010 to make sure we passed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and without Nancy Pelosi there is no way we would have passed the Superstorm Sandy relief package. As we continue to fight back against attacks on women’s health, against sexual harassment and assault, for equal pay for equal work, and for the Equal Rights Amendment, we need a leader like Nancy Pelosi who has always been a champion on these issues.
“Just three weeks ago, Democrats picked up an historic number of seats in the House of Representatives. There is no way that could have happened without Nancy Pelosi’s leadership. As Democrats prepare to take over the majority in the 116th Congress, there is no one better prepared or more capable to be the Speaker of the House and serve the American people than Nancy Pelosi and it will be an honor for me to cast my vote for her tomorrow.”