September 24th, 2008
07:00 PM ET
10 years ago

Pelosi and Boehner: We are making progress

(CNN) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader John Boehner are releasing the following statement on the progress of the economic bailout deal:

"We continue to work closely with Secretary Henry Paulson, Chairman Ben Bernanke, and with Democratic and Republican members of the House and Senate to improve the Administration’s initial proposal to stabilize the financial markets. Our shared goal is to make the proposal more accountable to taxpayers.

Working in a bipartisan manner, we have made progress. We agree that key changes should be made to the Administration’s initial proposal. It must include basic good-government principles, including rigorous and independent oversight, strong executive compensation standards, and protection for taxpayers.

We are committed to continuing to work cooperatively, and on a bipartisan basis to safeguard the interests of American taxpayers."

Filed under: John Boehner • John McCain • Nancy Pelosi
soundoff (221 Responses)
  1. nelda

    McCain is going to complicate the issue because of his campaign being there. McCain is clearly playing politics to gain for himself.

    He thinks Americans are too stupid to notice his pathetic games.

    He's sentile, and afraid to face Obama on Friday.

    Friday's debate will go on with or without McCain. I hope its without him. He'll surely lose the election for being a coward!

    September 24, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  2. AJ

    They better do something fast. I don't want to see a bipolar presidential candidate and a narcistic VP candidate!

    September 24, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  3. James

    Pelosi is all about making herself look important. If you think she has any idea as to what is going on, you are surely a Democrat.

    September 24, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  4. joejoe

    PELOSI and Bi-Partisan do not belong in the same sentence. I am ashamed that Bela Pelosi is from San Francisco. We can't stand her here.

    September 24, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  5. mary sweet


    September 24, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  6. Never obama

    Well, isn't this a case of the democrate fox guarding the hen house.

    John McCain is the only one in the bunch that will not harm this country.
    Obama and his dogs can only lie.

    September 24, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  7. Dean

    This is a national emergency, Right. Well then, enact the DRAFT! Draft all employees of these failing firms, give them pay equal to the military, E-1 though O-10. Hold them accountable and under the military for at least 2 years or until the problem is fixed. Do not impeach Bush and Cheney, Deport Bush and Cheney. I think Israel will take them.

    September 24, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  8. jules

    Pelosi is the biggest joke of the whole political scene in Washington. If anyone has done damage to women's equality it's her. She is an idiot! And to think she has something to do with working out the bailout details. I am truly scared! I think it is great that McCain said he doesn't care about the campaign. This bailout issue is a crisis. Yes, the president should be able to do more than one thing at a time, as Obama said. So what's Obama doing? Rehearsing for the debtate? This is probably THE most important issue to face any President or Congress since the great Depression and Obama doesn't think it's important enough for him to be in Washington? Wow, that just boggles the mind. I'm an Independent that has never voted for a Republican ever, since my first vote in 1976. I am so proud that McCain is willing to take a stand and at least try to help. I guess Obama will just be voting "present', again, and continue to whine about everything that doesn't go his way. Are you people so ignorant that you can't see through Obama? He has filled you with more bs than Bush ever did. Keep at it McCain! I've always been a proud American but you make it even easier!

    September 24, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  9. Allen

    If we include jail time for those responsible for this, including those in congress and at companies, then I might be able to accept this.

    September 24, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  10. McChicken2008

    We hear you. Stick it to them. Let them pay.

    September 24, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  11. Bill Charlotte,NC

    .... and do not need McInsane's political stunts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 24, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  12. sharon walker


    September 24, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  13. Florida democrat

    Don't worry Pelosi....."Super McCain" is on his way to make everything better. I'm sure as soon as he arrives in D.C. everything will turn around.

    McCain is such a joke. I hope America tells the republicans we are sick of their games.

    September 24, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  14. Kyle

    How about instead of spending 700 billion dollars bailing out Wall Street the government just give every taxpayer a million dollars? It would only cost us about 375 million total. Most people would be able to payoff their mortgages. It would stimulate the economy even more than the last stimulus package, and we wouldn't have to give any money to Wall Street. Who wants a million dollars? I do. And I bet you do too.

    September 24, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  15. SEA

    McCain is living out his fantasy of a super hero..."here I come to save the day"...MIGHTY MOUSE!

    September 24, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  16. ck

    Pelosi... AHHHHH HAAA HAA HAA.

    this woman is a joke!

    September 24, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  17. Another Former Republican

    I have voted republican my entire life. But this year I am ASHAMED of the Republican Ticket. Barack Obama sounds Presidential everyday. McCain comes up with stupid comments and outrageous lies everyday. And Palin is a disgrace, there is no way she should even be on the ticket. I really don't see how McCain/Palin can get a SINGLE vote. People must be out of their minds to even consider them. I can only hope that there are many, many more Republicans and Independents that can see thru their sham of a campaign.

    September 24, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  18. kris in RM,CA

    After listening to the President the answer is NO. NO bail out at the taxpayer expense. Find another way.
    NO to the bail out. It is unwise and risky for the American voter.
    NO NO NO

    September 24, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  19. linda from South Dakota

    this all depends on who and what they are talkin about,, and who it benifits,,,, making progress????? like bush mcsame thing??<<< no way,, its OBAMA/BIDEN.08 AND BEYOND

    September 24, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  20. Sammie turnbow

    A 700 billion dollar gift to wall street is a tax increase on the
    working people of America. This is over and above the 300 billion
    we have already given wall street. And we are going to let the fox's
    of wall street over see the hand out of the 700 billion. No one is
    telling us how much of this money is going to foreign banks.
    The tax payer are never going to get this money back.

    write in vote for Ron Paul
    Thank you

    September 24, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  21. Sian

    Why is Christopher Cox being kept out of the spotlight? Is it because he has been asking congress to look at this impending financial mess for 3 years, and was ingored? Is it because Barack Obama agreed that there was an issue at hand in April 2007? Whatever the reason I suspect he's being kept in the background because he would highlight the fact that this was a bipartisan failure. Maybe Senator Obama is right. It is time for a change. I hope this message willl not be forgotten. Every sitting Senator and Representative should be made to acknowledge that they have failed the people they were elected to serve. The only way to not have been aware of predatory lending practices is to have never watched a TV commercial, spoken to your constituents, or kept track of what was happening in your community.

    September 24, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  22. SteveJJ

    Nasty Pelosi says "We are making progress"...on what? Getting her eyelids unstuck so she can blink?

    September 24, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  23. Paul

    Anything that Reid and Pelosi are in favor of has to be thw worst thing that could happen to our country . They are a part of the problem. They are bought and paid for by these very people that want money to cover their bad decisions.
    As for Obama he is taking his normal approach- lets debate it.

    September 24, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  24. Erika, KS

    Nancy, you are part of the problem. The democrats do nothing but whine and blame the republicans. Nancy and fellow dems give in too Bush all of the flipping time. You are weak, lady. We're sick of you.

    September 24, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  25. OH MY!

    OHHHHH Peeeeelosi.....Where is Romney when we need him?

    September 24, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
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