As she announces that she will not run for Democratic House leadership in the next Congress, J Street congratulates and applauds JStreetPAC endorsee Speaker Nancy Pelosi on her historic and extraordinarily distinguished two decades serving as Speaker of the House and Democratic leader.
“Throughout her tenure as a Member of Congress and as Speaker of the House, Speaker Pelosi has proven herself to be a leader in promoting pro-Israel, pro-peace policies that advance the true interests of both the United States and Israel,” said J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami. “As a stalwart champion for strong diplomacy, Speaker Pelosi played an invaluable role in shepherding the JCPOA through the House in 2015, ensuring the passage of the landmark agreement that blocked all Iranian pathways to a nuclear weapon. As liberal democracy has faced dangerous threats both at home and abroad, J Street and our entire movement have been deeply grateful for the Speaker’s vigorous defense of the democratic values and fundamental rights that Jewish Americans hold dear.”
JStreetPAC was honored that Speaker Pelosi accepted its formal endorsement earlier this year, affirming her longstanding and strong relationship with our movement. We’ve been honored over the course of our history to host her for memorable addresses at J Street National Galas and other events.
J Street also warmly congratulates House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer as he steps down from his own impressive tenure as second-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, during which he played a critical role in much of the most important legislation passed in our country. We look forward to continuing to work with both Speaker Pelosi and Leader Hoyer as they serve their districts and our country in the next Congress, and with their successors as they lead the House Democratic Caucus.