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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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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In battle over Boxer's Senate seat, Jerry Brown and Nancy Pelosi take no sides

    In battle over Boxer's Senate seat, Jerry Brown and Nancy Pelosi take no sides
    As several thousand Democrats gathered in Anaheim for the state party’s annual convention, a burgeoning fight over Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat promised to dominate the weekend proceedings. On Friday night, party elders tried to steer clear...
  • House defies Obama veto threat, passes defense policy bill

    The House defied a veto threat from President Barack Obama on Friday and approved a $612 billion defense policy bill that Democrats complain busts budget limits on military spending and makes it harder for the president to close the U.S. prison for...
  • House passes bill for Congress to review Iran nuclear deal

    Congress on Thursday sent President Barack Obama a bill to give lawmakers the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran. The House overwhelmingly passed the measure, 400-25, a reflection of lawmakers' insistence on having a say in...
  • Senate puts trade bill back on track

    In a burst of bipartisanship, the Republican-controlled Senate put President Barack Obama's trade agenda back on course Thursday, clearing the way for likely approval within days of legislation allowing the administration to negotiate global deals that...
  • House GOP strips immigration language from defense bill

    House conservatives on Thursday voted down a nonbinding provision aimed at helping young immigrants without permanent legal status enlist in the military, angering some fellow Republicans and handing Democrats a political issue heading into an election...