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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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  • 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...
  • Few from Jim Wright's political generation remain to attend to his funeral

    WASHINGTON A generation after former House Speaker Jim Wright, D-Texas, left the nation's capital few colleagues remain to attend his funeral Monday. Instead of a planeload of members going to a service from Washington, as is often the case when a former...
  • Congress appoints commission for US women's history museum

    Congressional leaders have appointed experts in museums, broadcasting, fundraising and anti-abortion activism to study the creation of a National Women's History Museum. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi made the final appointments Friday. She named Emily...
  • GOP leaders ready late-term abortion bill for vote next week

    Republican leaders are planning a House vote next week on a bill banning nearly all late-term abortions after dropping a requirement for reporting rapes that sparked a January rebellion among GOP women and moderates. After working behind the scenes...
  • Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92

    Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92. The World War II veteran and author, often praised for his eloquence and oratorical...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Republicans block young immigrant 'dreamers' from military

    Republicans block young immigrant 'dreamers' from military
    After the 2012 presidential election, when the Republican Party lost Latino and minority voters by wide margins, the GOP decided it needed to do a better job attracting those groups. But despite several years of outreach, the effort has run into...