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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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  • Republican-led Congress hands Obama major win on trade

    In a triumph of divided government, the Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Barack Obama but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his party. The measure to strengthen Obama's hand...
  • Senate grants Obama big win with fast track trade authority

     Senate grants Obama big win with fast track trade authority
    In a triumph of divided government, the Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Barack Obama but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his party. The measure to strengthen Obama's...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Meryl Streep asks Congress to revive ERA

    No actor or actress can match Meryl Streep's 19 Academy Award nominations, and only Katharine Hepburn has bested her three Oscars for acting. So maybe it's conceivable that Streep's letter Tuesday to each member of Congress can somehow revive the Equal...
  • House Republican Meadows loses chairmanship following trade vote

    WASHINGTON A fourth U.S. House Republican has been punished by party leaders after siding against them on a preliminary vote on President Barack Obama's fast-track trade legislation. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina was removed as chairman of a...
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal exposes rift between Obama and Democrats

    Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal exposes rift between Obama and Democrats
    President Obama stood in a posh home overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge one night last week, ticking off Democratic achievements during his time in office before lightheartedly noting recent turbulence within the party. Among those in his audience at...
  • Dispute over trade highlights turmoil among House Democrats

    Congress' upheaval over trade has exposed turmoil within a House Democratic caucus that's grown smaller and more liberal in recent years as moderates have been ousted in successive election bloodlettings. Those who remain must answer to ideologically...
  • Pope Francis' climate message fails to move GOP

    Pope Francis' call for dramatic action on climate change drew a round of shrugs from congressional Republicans, while a number of the party's presidential candidates ignored it entirely. "I don't want to be disrespectful, but I don't consider him an...
  • 10 things you might not know about House speakers

    10 things you might not know about House speakers
    Everyone seems to be talking about speakers these days. There's former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, accused of lying to the FBI about hush money paid over a long-ago secret that reportedly involved sex abuse. Then there's Illinois House Speaker...
  • US lawmakers are popular commencement choices

    Congress' most popular commencement speaker this year is Rep. John Lewis. By the end of graduation season, the Georgia Democrat will have spoken at six ceremonies, including one Saturday at Antioch College in Ohio. At Virginia's Hampton University on May...
  • Obama attends congressional baseball game before trade vote

    Forget the peanuts and Cracker Jack. President Barack Obama apparently held out hope that complimentary White House beer would help a House vote on a major trade bill go down as smoothly as an ice cold one. Not known to particularly enjoy hobnobbing...
  • House passes defense spending bill

    The House on Thursday approved a $579 billion defense spending bill that offers a slight pay raise to U.S. troops, but reflects deep divisions on budget priorities and whether President Barack Obama needs new war powers to fight Islamic State militants....