Pelosi Statement on Failed House Republican Veto Override Vote

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after House Republicans failed to override the President’s veto of their budget reconciliation bill to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal the Affordable Care Act:

“It is deeply fitting that Republicans chose Groundhog Day for their failed veto-override vote. Today, instead of working to create good-paying jobs or raising the paychecks of hard-working Americans, Republicans once again recycled their dead-end special interest assault on women and working families.

“Today’s failed vote represents Republicans’ 63rd vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act and their 12th vote to attack women’s health in the 114th Congress alone. With this vote, Republicans have once again tried to take family planning and lifesaving preventive care away from millions of women across America. With this vote, Republicans tried to shatter the affordable health care of 22 million Americans.

“Again and again and again, the Republican Congress returns to these toxic, hollow bills. House Republicans’ self-declared ‘factory of new ideas’ is stuck in a miserable remake of Groundhog Day – and the women and working families of America aren’t laughing. The American people need the Republican Congress to set aside their radical obsessions and join Democrats to grow their wages and strengthen their security for the future.”

Note: All three of Nevada’s Republican members of the US House voted FOR passage of the bill to override President Obama’s veto of HR 3762.  Their efforts failed.

Tweet of the Day on Gas Prices

Today’s tweet of the day comes from Nancy Pelosi:

However, if you listen to the GOP’s candidates, they claim the President has absolutely hindered oil exploration and drilling at every turn and should they be elected President they will increase drilling and, as one is claiming (the Newt), will bring gas prices down to $2.50/gallon.

Now that’s interesting.  Out of one side of their faces, they’re claiming they’re for small government so insignificant you could fit it in a thimble such that the free market could take off like a rocket and fuel the seeds of economic growth across America.  Out of the other side of their faces, they’re proposing to jump right in the middle of the free market and ensure Americans get their next oil energy fix at a “fixed” price?

I call that hypocrisy!  Either we have a “free market” or we don’t.  Either it’s the President’s fault or he’s not.  Frankly, if you want to blame anyone, you should blame President Bush.  He’s the one who appointed CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton whose job it is on the Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee of the US Commodity Futures Training Commission to quell rampant speculation of OIL commodities on Wall Street.  What’s he done?  Zip.  Nada.  Nothing.

Maybe the GOP candidates should take the advice of one of their own, who defended then President Bush on FauxNews during the 2008 campaign year when gas prices hit the $4 range (right before the entire economy took a trip south and everybody forgot about how bad they were because everything else was so much worse than that).