Matsui statement supporting Nancy Pelosi for the next Speaker of the House
Washington, D.C. - “We are at a critical moment in our nation’s history. Our democratic norms are constantly being tested, and the values we believe in seem to matter less and less every day. We need a strong leader to defend our ideals while moving the country forward, and there is no one more fit or more qualified than Nancy Pelosi to lead the House of Representatives.
Under Nancy’s skilled leadership, we expanded high-quality, affordable health care coverage to millions of Americans, including over 5 million Californians. We instituted much needed reforms and oversight on Wall Street. And we led the charge on providing American leadership on climate change policies.
The 2018 midterm elections sent a clear message. As we move into the 116th Congress, Democrats are going to work towards lowering the cost of health care and prescription drugs, increasing the minimum wage, and investing in our nation’s infrastructure. And, as a co-equal branch of government, we will provide constant checks and balances on this President and the destructive policies of his Administration. There is no better choice than Nancy Pelosi to lead the Democratic Caucus during this extremely important time for our nation, and she has my full support as Speaker of the House of Representatives.”