Nancy Pelosi

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In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he’s standing by Nancy Pelosi.

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In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Democrats just might retake the House.

  Democrats have stuck with their House leader through thick and thin.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney discusses Nancy Pelosi’s staying power with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently visited Albany.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it was an honor hosting the Democratic leader.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a busload of fellow Democrats are on a tour promoting a minimum wage hike, paid sick leave, affordable childcare and equal pay for men and women. The bus stopped in Albany Sunday. Local politicians and activists turned out to hear from the former Speaker.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi kicked off the first leg of a nationwide tour that included a stop Sunday in Albany.

"When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" - that is the theme - the economic agenda intending to strengthen working families - in the words of its proponents -  "to unleash the power of women across the country"   through support of legislative proposals to extend equal pay, a minimum wage increase, paid family and medical leave and other benefits to working women.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Leader Nancy Pelosi kicked off her national bus tour in Seneca Falls Sunday and stopped in Albany. 

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Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi  will join fellow Democrats in the Albany area on Sunday as part of a bus tour that is kicking off in Seneca Falls. Pelosi and Representatives Paul Tonko of the Capital Region and Carolyn Maloney from New York City are taking part in the When Women Succeed, American Succeeds: Women on a Roll bus tour. The visit is slated for 4:30 Sunday in Albany. The tour ending in Chicago will push for a minimum wage hike, equal pay, paid sick leave, and affordable child care.

Conn. Delegation To Speak On Newtown Anniversary

Jun 13, 2013
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Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are commemorating the upcoming six-month anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown with speeches on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Reps. Elizabeth Esty, Rosa DeLauro, John Larson, Joe Courtney and Jim Himes, all Democrats, are scheduled to address their colleagues this morning.

They are expected to renew their call for federal action on enhanced background checks for gun purchases, a proposal that failed to receive enough support in the Senate back in April despite public support.