Articles by Nancy Pelosi
Debt deal heads toward vote, but doubts persist
August 01 2011 4:55 PM EDT
The White House and congressional leaders scrambled for enough support from skeptical lawmakers on Monday to push through an 11th-hour deal to raise the U.S. borrowing limit and avert a devastating debt default.
Debt Ceiling Topples Down to an Agreement: Wins, Losses and Overview of the Deal
August 01 2011 3:29 PM EDT
Leaders of both parties, Democrats and Republicans, came to an agreement after they worked furiously to sell their rank-and-file members on a debt deal reached with President Barack Obama in a bid to end a political 'cat and mouse' chase that nearly undermined Americans faith in their political institutions.
Senate Republican Leader Optimistic on Debt Vote
August 01 2011 2:24 PM EDT
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he was "optimistic" about the prospects for passing a deficit reduction and debt limit increase measure.
Lawmakers to vote on last-minute debt deal
August 01 2011 2:16 PM EDT
Congressional leaders scrambled for enough votes on Monday to push through an 11th-hour White House-backed deal to raise the U.S. borrowing limit and avert an unprecedented debt default.
If Debt Deal Isn?t Ideal, Why Is It Up for a Vote?
August 01 2011 11:48 AM EDT
It's a debt deal that isn't ideal or loved. So why is it getting a vote on Capitol Hill?
Debt Deal Doubts Lower Wall St
August 01 2011 10:29 AM EDT
Doubts on the Obama Debt deal have hit stocks and the USD shortly after open today. Sunday's deal would raise the debt ceiling by up to $2.4tn from the current $14.3tn and would cut the US budget deficit by a similar amount.
Debt Deal: Will House, Senate Votes Speed Along on Monday?
August 01 2011 8:19 AM EDT
With the debt deal negotiations done, the focus now shifts to the Republican-led House, where Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, will try to attract moderate Democrats to offset the likely high number of Tea Party House members who will vote against the bill. A Senate vote on the bill also could occur later Monday.
House Democrats might not back debt deal: Pelosi
August 01 2011 3:54 AM EDT
Democrats in the House of Representatives might decide not to support a last-minute deal to raise the debt ceiling when they meet on Monday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday.
Lawmakers to vote on last-minute debt deal
August 01 2011 3:48 AM EDT
After months of vitriolic discord, Republican and Democratic lawmakers were expected to vote on Monday on a White House-backed deal to raise the U.S. borrowing limit and avert an unprecedented default.
Congressional Leaders, Obama Reach Debt Deal, Crucial Votes Ahead
July 31 2011 11:32 PM EDT
Congressional leaders and President Obama reached a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling in an effort to avoid the first U.S. default but a series of crucial votes in both chambers of Congress remain before the President can sign it into law.
Crucial Debt Ceiling Votes Ahead as Leaders Reach Deal
July 31 2011 10:18 PM EDT
A weary-looking President Obama told reporters late Sunday that a deal had been reached between the leaders of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives to raise the federal debt ceiling and avoid the first U.S. default, although a series of votes by all members in Congress is needed to make the ceiling raise a reality.
Obama, Congressional Leaders Reach Debt Deal; Senate, House Votes Next
July 31 2011 9:38 PM EDT
Two days before a financial market-rocking U.S. Government default, President Barack Obama Sunday night announced that leaders of both major political parties have reached a debt deal agreement to reduce the U.S. deficit and avert a default. Both the Senate and the House are expected to vote on the bill Monday.
Lawmakers close to deal to avoid default
July 31 2011 9:06 PM EDT
Lawmakers were close to a last-ditch $3 trillion deal on Sunday to raise the U.S. borrowing limit and assure jittery financial markets that the United States will avoid a potentially catastrophic default.
Obama: Debt Ceiling Deal Reached
July 31 2011 8:58 PM EDT
President Barack Obama told reporters Sunday that a deal has been reached to raise the federal debt ceiling and avoid the first U.S. default, the culmination of days of high-level, high-stakes political wrangling to attempt to resolve the nation's large deficits.
Tentative Debt Deal Looms in Senate, GOP Officially Holds-Off for Now
July 31 2011 8:33 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has "signed-off" on a debt-raising deal that could be voted on as early as tonight, although the Senate's Republican leadership indicates a deal has not been reached yet as the U.S. attempts to avoid the first-ever default on debt by the U.S. government.
House Dems 'May Not Be Able to Support' Deal: Pelosi
July 31 2011 8:24 PM EDT
A deal to raise the federal debt ceiling and avoid the first ever U.S. default is "very close," but House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday there is a chance they may not pass it.
Top Republicans Confident of Debt Deal with Obama
July 30 2011 6:24 PM EDT
Top congressional Republicans said on Saturday they were in serious talks with President Barack Obama to break a U.S. debt limit deadlock and were confident the risk of default by the world's largest economy could be avoided.
Tea Party Scalds John Boehner in Crucial Test of Leadership
July 29 2011 11:04 AM EDT
The Speaker struggles to hold his party together.
Debt Talks: As Vote Fails, Boehner's Authority Disintegrates
July 29 2011 9:46 AM EDT
The debt deal saga is becoming a defining moment for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
Republicans Race to Revive Debt Plan
July 29 2011 7:57 AM EDT
Republican leaders will scramble to rescue their budget deficit-cutting plan on Friday after conservatives mounted a rebellion that heaped uncertainty on efforts to avert a catastrophic debt default.