Statement on Speaker Pelosi From BBT Executive Director Danielle Melfi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2022
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Building Back Together Executive Director Danielle Melfi released the following statement after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she will step down from her role as Speaker after nearly two decades in Congressional leadership:

“Speaker Pelosi’s legacy is without equal in Congress. From the Affordable Care Act to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Dodd-Frank reforms, she has championed some of the most impactful legislation of the last four decades. She fights for the interests of children and working families in California and across the country, broke down barriers as the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House, and is a stalwart defender of our democracy – particularly in the wake of the January 6 attack.  

“Among her countless policy achievements, the Speaker was instrumental in passing key elements of President Biden’s agenda, including the Inflation Reduction Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act, the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, and the PACT Act – each of them a historic win for working families. As she steps down from her role as Speaker, a strong, united caucus remains to continue her work to deliver for the people. We are deeply grateful for her leadership.”