Nancy Pelosi’s List Of Accomplishments As Speaker Proves She’s The Champion We Still Need
If there’s one person who loves all this Democratic infighting surrounding who should be the next Speaker of the House, it’s Donald Trump. If we’re tearing down our own, that’s less rage tweeting he feels compelled to do at 3am.
Let’s just say it’s more than concerning that there are Democrats who look at Nancy Pelosi and see anything other than the champion we need right now fighting on our behalf and for the nation as a whole.
Pelosi is smart as a whip, and that is the correct term, because she can whip a vote count into shape faster than you can say Blue Wave. She not only knows what she’s doing, she does it in a way that makes people fight with her and then the votes snowball in. To be blunt — she gets the job done. And she’s definitely a person you want fighting in your corner.
Republicans have been demonizing Pelosi not only because she’s a woman, but because she’s a woman who gets it done, and that’s a combination that keeps the predominately white male population of the House Republicans up at night in their Koch-sponsored onesies.
What has Pelosi done? So glad you asked.
Let’s take a look at her outstanding lists of legislative accomplishments from the last time she was Speaker.
The Affordable Care Act: Better known as Obamacare with the public option (the option was eventually taken out for the Republican compromise of the Heritage Foundation mandate, yeah the one they say they hate).
Dodd-Frank: This Wall Street reform was passed as a response to the recession of 2008 with hope that a financial crisis like that will never happen again and in hopes that banks will never become too big to fail.
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay: Sought to make sure women receive equal pay for equal work.
Economic Stimulus Act of 2008: Passed to lessen the blow of a recession and boost the economy away from a financial freefall. “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 put $787 billion into the economy in hope of blunting the effect of the recession.”
The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Which allowed LGBTQ individuals in our military to serve openly without consequence.
Via Politico, she also passed:
Credit Card Reform: The Credit Card Holders Bill of Rights issued new regulations on card companies, demanding that they increase transparency.
Student Loans: The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act increases the amount of Pell Grants for college students.
Tobacco Regulation: The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act gave the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate the tobacco industry.
Food Safety: The Food Safety Modernization Act would give the Food and Drug Administration more power over food producers (passed by Senate, not yet signed into law).
Raising minimum wage
Hate Crimes Prevention Act
Establishing the Office of Congressional Ethics
Let’s not look past this tweet either, which includes a few more that hadn’t been mentioned yet:
Not only is Nancy Pelosi the Speaker we need, she’s the Speaker everyone should want — everyone. The divisiveness coming from the Democratic party stating they want change is not only maddening for many, but it just shows how some seek to shake things up right as we need to be a united front against Donald Trump. And seeing as the House is the only body of government able to hold him accountable at the moment, we need someone with a record of getting the job done. That person, without a doubt, is Nancy Pelosi.