Washington — Post House news conference after meeting with President Obama.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, (D) Minority Leader, "I saluted the President because his birthday is this week, as the persistent President. He has been persistent. He's of course very brilliant, and a leader, and articulate, and has strategic thinking as he goes forward, but it's his persistence on behalf of America's working families that is something that serves our country so very, very well, and it's that persistence that will improve their lives. So we're very proud of our president and we had a great meeting with him this morning."