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Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi has represented California's Eighth District in the United States House of Representatives since 1987. She was elected speaker of the House of Representatives on Jan. 4, 2007. Nancy Pelosi's father, Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., served as Baltimore's mayor for 12 years after representing the city for five terms in Congress. Nancy Pelosi's brother, Thomas D'Alesandro III, also served as mayor of Baltimore. Nancy Pelosi graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., in 1962.
Nancy Pelosi has represented California's Eighth District in the United States House of Representatives since 1987. She was elected speaker of the House of Representatives on Jan. 4, 2007. Nancy Pelosi's father, Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., served as Baltimore's mayor for 12 years after representing the city for five terms in Congress. Nancy Pelosi's brother, Thomas D'Alesandro III, also served as mayor of Baltimore. Nancy Pelosi graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., in 1962. « Show less

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  • Republicans take helm of Congress, but initial course is unclear

    Republicans take helm of Congress, but initial course is unclear
    As Republicans take control Tuesday of both chambers of Congress for the first time in eight years, party leaders hope to move quickly to confront President Obama and showcase their conservative ideology, including austere budget cuts and dismantling...
  • Eight lawmakers to watch in the 114th Congress

    Eight lawmakers to watch in the 114th Congress
    When it convenes Jan. 6, the Republican-controlled 114th Congress will bring a wave of reinforcements to enhance the clout of President Obama's antagonists. But it remains to be seen whether that will set the stage for two years of continuing conflict...
  • GOP lawmaker calls speaking to white supremacist group a mistake

    GOP lawmaker calls speaking to white supremacist group a mistake
    In an effort to quell growing criticism, a leading House Republican said Tuesday that he regretted speaking to a white supremacist group more than a decade ago. “It was a mistake I regret, and I emphatically oppose the divisive racial and...
  • Parties unite for congressional lawmakers' farewell speeches

    Parties unite for congressional lawmakers' farewell speeches
    Along with acrimonious backroom deals, late-night hours and stale take-out dinners is another tradition of the final days of Congress: the goodbyes. This year's farewell addresses offered an alternative view of the era of divided government — a...
  • Freshman lawmaker from Inland Empire gets crash course on Congress

    The newly elected member of Congress arrived in the nation's capital after a red-eye flight from LAX in a government-assigned cheap seat next to the bathroom. Sleep-deprived, Norma J. Torres busied herself during the taxi ride downtown by answering...
  • Rep. Michael Grimm pleads guilty in tax case, refuses to resign

    Rep. Michael Grimm pleads guilty in tax case, refuses to resign
    Embattled Republican Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of tax evasion, but said he would not resign his seat. In a Brooklyn courtroom before U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen,  Grimm admitted to aiding in the filing of a...
  • World War II-era Civil Air Patrol volunteers honored on Capitol Hill

    World War II-era Civil Air Patrol volunteers honored on Capitol Hill
    When Jeri Truesdell took prospective pilots up in the air for the first time, she would tell them to sit back and feel the strength of the engine on takeoff. It was a feeling she always loved, and never forgot. "I wanted to give them the feeling," she...
  • Spending bill's campaign finance provision puts more money in politics

    A proposal hammered out in private by congressional negotiators and buried at the end of a massive federal spending bill would dismantle some of the few remaining restrictions on campaign spending, allowing wealthy donors to dramatically increase their...
  • Congress poised to allow cuts to private pension payouts

    More than 1 million Americans who were promised secure, predictable retirement income probably will see part of their monthly benefit checks evaporate as Congress moves to stabilize some private pension systems veering toward insolvency. The expected...
  • House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown

    House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown
    Lawmakers narrowly averted a government shutdown late Thursday night while advancing a $1 trillion spending package after a dramatic day on Capitol Hill in which House members of both parties raised a litany of objections to the measure. The Republican-...
  • Will political partisanship be worse next year?

    Will political partisanship be worse next year?
          The public sent a message in the recent elections. They want things done. In a non-partisan way. For the people. They want the bickering to stop and they want both parties working for the betterment of the public. Let’s see if it...