Speaker Pelosi bets the House on success of $787 billion stimulus

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has issued 260 statements on the stimulus package over the past year in an effort to win a debate that could be the key to retaining the Democrats’ majority in the House.

With climate change legislation considered dead and healthcare reform on the ropes, Pelosi has not let up in making the case that the stimulus bill has averted an economic meltdown since it was signed into law one year ago on Wednesday.

The Speaker’s emphasis on the stimulus exceeds healthcare reform and climate change, her flagship issue. Her office has issued 146 written statements on health reform and 138 on energy over the last 12 months, according to a review by The Hill.

Full story: Speaker Pelosi bets the House on success of $787 billion stimulus–The Hill