PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi – in Philadelphia for a women’s roundtable – is continuing to voice opposition to the Republican health care bill.
Speaking to reporters after a panel discussion Monday at the Food Trust in Center, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the GOP bill would have what she called a devastating impact on women’s health, with premiums up, benefits down and millions of people losing coverage.
“The bill that passed the House and the bill that is in the Senate now are probably the worst pieces of legislation for women in the history of the Congress,” she said.
During the meeting, Pelosi also received word the U.S. Supreme Court would let parts of the president’s travel ban to go into effect while it reviews the case.
“It is a travel ban that is counter to our Constitution, which says we should not discriminate on the basis of religion,” Pelosi said. “I hope the court is loyal to our Constitution.”
As for calls for Pelosi to step down as minority leader, Philadelphia Congressman Dwight Evans dismissed the talk as “inside baseball” that his constituents weren’t interested in.