Alan K Simpson

Pelosi Withholding Support for Budget Deal, Wants Immigration Commitment
‘Without a commitment from Speaker Ryan … this package does not have my support’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she will not support a budget deal without a commitment to a floor debate on immigration. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday there is a budget agreement that reflects Democratic priorities but that she and her caucus cannot support it without a commitment from Speaker Paul D. Ryan to hold an open floor debate on immigration. 

“This morning, we took a measure of our Caucus because the package does nothing to advance bipartisan legislation to protect Dreamers in the House,” the California Democrat said in a statement. “Without a commitment from Speaker Ryan comparable to the commitment from Leader McConnell, this package does not have my support.”

For Barney Frank, Roland’s Is a Symbol of Bipartisanship
Ex-congressman recalls a conversation in the popular convenience store

Former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, left, recalls former New Hampshire Sen. Warren Rudman, center, as being supportive when he came out as gay in 1987. (CQ Roll Call file photo)

Roland's of Capitol Hill, the convenience store on the corner of 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, has a special place in former Rep. Barney Frank's heart.  

“At 10 o’clock at night, go see them buy milk for the morning — members of Congress in Roland’s,” the Massachusetts Democrat said Monday while recording an episode of WAMU's "The Dinner Party Download ."