Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in recognition of the holy month of Ramadan:
"For American Muslims and Muslims around the world, the holy month of Ramadan is a time of family, and reflection; fasting, prayer, and discipline; sacrifice and spirituality. It is also an opportunity for all Americans to celebrate the tradition of pluralism, tolerance, diversity, and religious freedom embedded in the very fabric of our history.
"Muslims are making great contributions in all aspects of American life, including here in Congress. As we continue to strengthen our nation's promise, let us ensure that we continue to stay true to the ideals of dignity and respect for all.
"To all who observe Ramadan, may this month bring wisdom and blessings to you and your families. Ramadan Kareem."