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Transcript of Pelosi Press Conference Today
Leader Pelosi. Good morning. As you are aware, yesterday I sent a letter to Speaker Boehner with a clear message: instead of heading home we should stay here in the House and pass the middle'income tax cuts to help restore stability and certainty for America's families, workers, and businesses. Instead of hitting the road, we should pass the transportation bill that creates and saves more than two-million jobs. And instead of going on recess, we should prevent student loan rates from going up and keep college affordable.
Democrats have a simple request to our Republican colleagues: don't run out the clock on the economy. Let's work around the clock to create jobs, promote growth, and restore prosperity for the middle class. We call on the Speaker to cancel next week's recess - this is the ninth week'long recess of the year - and to stay in session to address America's top priorities: jobs, economic growth, and the security of the middle class. The President has put his proposals on the table including passing the transportation bill, which has already passed the
With that I would be pleased to take any questions. Yes, sir?
Q: A number of prominent Democrats have come out in support of temporarily passing all the Bush tax cuts, including [President]
Leader Pelosi. I am not aware that
Q: Leader Pelosi, your
Leader Pelosi. Well, I don't know what these leaks are that you are referencing but I always have concerns about any leaks and what they mean to our national security. The Senator and her colleague, the Chair and Ranking [Member] in the House, will be meeting with the head of national intelligence, the Director of National Intelligence today to better improve the communication between the
I don't know what this, I know that there have been some articles in the press that have raised some concerns but I do not know what the specific reference that you're making as to what Senator Feinstein is talking about, but leaks are not good. What is it they say, "loose lips sink ships?" That was the sign that was up in the Intelligence Committee all the time and our national security depends on our having good intelligence and not having that leaked.