Pelosi Laments ‘Subsidies’ and “Food Stamps, All the Rest, Being Held Up by President’s Petulance’

By CNSNews.com Staff | January 11, 2019 | 11:25am EST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Getty Images/Win McNamee)

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) at her press briefing on Thursday expressed chagrin at all of the Americans who are foregoing government benefits—such as food stamps, farm subsidies and federal housing—because of what she called President Donald Trump’s “petulance” and “obstinance.”

Farmers “are expecting, and not receiving, what the President promised when he did his, shall we say, misinformed trade policies,” she said. “They also have subsidies and other needs as they plan for the growing season.

“And food safety inspections, food stamps, all the rest, being held up by the President’s petulance,” she continued.

“There’s so much that HUD has to do with housing in our country that is forestalled by the President’s obstinance,” she said.

Here is an excerpt from Pelosi’s opening statement at her Thursday briefing:

“And today, we will have the agriculture bill, the bill that covers the Department of Agriculture, on the floor, so that we can address the farmers’ safety net. They are expecting, and not receiving, what the President promised when he did his, shall we say, misinformed trade policies. They also have subsidies and other needs as they plan for the growing season. And food safety inspections, food stamps, all the rest, being held up by the President’s petulance.

"Again, today we’ll do--this week we’ll vote on Transportation and HUD to prevent families from being evicted from their homes. There’s so much that HUD has to do with housing in our country that is forestalled by the President’s obstinance. And then we will do Interior Department legislation on Friday. …

“And so, he’s endangering the safety of our food supply, the security of our airlines, vulnerable families, nutrition assistance, tax refunds and the paycheck of 800,000 innocent families. What did they do to deserve this?”

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