Durbin Statement on Speaker Pelosi

WASHINGTON  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her decision to not seek another term as the House Democratic Leader:

“Our nation owes a debt of gratitude for all Speaker Pelosi has accomplished during her remarkable tenure as the first woman Speaker.  She kept a diverse caucus united, and served as a fearless check-and-balance during the four years of the Trump presidency.  She was instrumental in pushing the Affordable Care Act over the finish line in 2010—which has expanded health coverage to 30 million Americans and saved thousands of lives—as well as guided Congress through the unknowns of the COVID-19 pandemic and helped rescue the nation from the depths of the 2008 financial crisis.”  

“Speaker Pelosi is a true public servant.  Thank you, Nancy, for your tireless advocacy on behalf of all Americans.”