Pelosi doesn't see GOP taking over House

July 12, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 12 (UPI) -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday she doesn't think the Republicans will win control of the U.S. House of Representatives this fall.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on national television Sunday a GOP takeover was possible. But the powerful California congresswoman said during a visit to her San Francisco district she doesn't see that happening, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

"I don't think there's much likelihood (of Democrats losing control of the House), but anytime the White House wants to lower expectations, that's OK with me," Pelosi said. "We absolutely have no intention of losing the House."

Pelosi also touched on the economy, saying the nation could slip back into recession if Republican senators do not get on board with House-passed job legislation.

"We don't necessarily need another stimulus package, we need public policy that keeps jobs at home," Pelosi said.

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