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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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  • Obama's trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle

    Obama's trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle
    In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote that remained in doubt until the final moment. The 62-38 vote,...
  • Could conservatives push trade deal over the finish line?

    WASHINGTON As the House inches closer to a vote on the long-awaited Trade Promotion Authority bill, conservatives who have traditionally been hard-liners in their opposition to deals with the White House are taking a softer approach. While many on the...
  • AP Interview: Pelosi predicts GOP ruin on health care case

    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi predicted Wednesday that Republicans will "rue the day" if the Supreme Court buys their arguments and invalidates tax subsidies for millions of people under President Barack Obama's health care law. Republicans have...
  • Balancing act for House Democratic Leader Pelosi on trade

    As House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi delivered the signature achievement of President Barack Obama's first term: his health care bill. Now Obama's top second-term goal, a major trade deal, hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill and Pelosi is again on the spot....
  • Democratic opposition rising against defense spending bill

    Growing Democratic opposition to the nearly $612 billion defense policy bill is casting doubt on its outcome in the House this week. President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill, which historically has garnered overwhelming bipartisan support....
  • Broad coalition rallies to try and defeat Obama on trade deal

    WASHINGTON Twenty years ago, when President Bill Clinton was urging Congress to enact sweeping trade legislation over objections of important constituents in his own party, the face of the opposition were the middle-aged (and beyond) white, male leaders...
  • Democrats face risky votes ahead of Memorial Day recess

    WASHINGTON House Democrats have some tough decisions to make before Congress breaks for a weeklong Memorial Day recess. Walking a fine line between practicality and messaging, rank-and-file members are weighing their options for having the most impact on...
  • Capitol Hill's women hold power beyond numbers

    WASHINGTON Almost every congressional campaign season opens with the potential for some political firsts. And, with just a few words uttered on the West Coast last week, this cycle has already made a bit of history and will have a shot at making even...
  • 20 years in, Blue Dogs not ready to roll over

    WASHINGTON In 1994, when Republicans won the House for the first time in four decades, a band of fiscally conservative Democrats had a simple explanation: Their party had moved too far to the left. In 2014, when Republicans shrunk Democratic numbers to...
  • Democratic fissure on trade jeopardizes Obama's plans

    WASHINGTON Ami Bera had welcome news when he visited the White House last month. The second-term Democratic congressman from Elk Grove, Calif., told President Barack Obama that he would back his request for fast-track trade promotion authority, a plan to...
  • Capitol scandals raise tough questions for New York governor

    They were Albany's most powerful men: the governor, the Senate leader and the Assembly speaker. Together, they negotiated billion-dollar budgets and decided which bills passed and which ones didn't. Now two face federal corruption charges, and the...