Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today announced his intention to vote in support of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to be the next Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 116th Congress.
“Without question, Nancy Pelosi should be—and, I believe, will be—the next House Speaker.
“There is not another member of the Democratic Caucus better equipped to lead our new Democratic majority in the House than Nancy Pelosi. She is a leader who, for decades, has shown a constant dedication to the ideals that we believe in as Democrats. Like me, she believes in workers’ rights, human rights, civil rights, and voting rights. She knows we must protect our environment and address the grave threat of climate change; ensure equal pay for equal work; fight discrimination and violence against the LGBTQ community; provide a quality education for all of our children; help restore the world’s faith in U.S. global leadership; pursue comprehensive immigration reform and protect our DREAMers; address our crumbling infrastructure; and perhaps most importantly, hold the Trump Administration accountable for its misguided, meanspirited, and unethical policies.
“There simply is not anyone else with the knowledge, experience, and tenacity to gavel in the 116th Congress and help lead us in accomplishing the things we promised the American people we would do if given the chance to lead.
“This week, I will enthusiastically cast my vote for my friend, my California colleague, and our leader: Nancy Pelosi.”