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House delays recess to salvage border bill

House delays recess to salvage border bill

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) --House GOP leaders are trying salvage a vote on the emergency border bill after pulling it from the schedule Thursday due to lack of support.
Gabrielle Levy
GOP legislators urge public to "fire" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

GOP legislators urge public to "fire" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --Republican lawmakers on Tuesday urged Americans to vote Republican in the upcoming midterm elections with the goal being to take control of the Senate and oust Harry Reid as the Senate majority leader.
Michael Smith, Medill News Service
Democrats rake in donations over impeachment chatter

Democrats rake in donations over impeachment chatter

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --Republicans insist they have no plans to impeach President Obama, but that hasn't stopped Democrats from mentioning the possibility every chance they get.
Gabrielle Levy
GOP to announce border bill plan with fraction of WH request

GOP to announce border bill plan with fraction of WH request

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) --Republicans tasked with forming a plan to deal with the humanitarian crisis at the border made it clear they won't give President Obama everything he wants.
Gabrielle Levy
Border funding bill may hinge on 2008 trafficking law

Border funding bill may hinge on 2008 trafficking law

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --Congress' ability to pass emergency funding to handle the undocumented children entering the U.S. may hinge on a change to a 2008 anti-trafficking law.
Gabrielle Levy
Officials OK funding for Golden Gate Bridge suicide-prevention nets

Officials OK funding for Golden Gate Bridge suicide-prevention nets

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29 (UPI) --The board of directors for the Golden Gate Bridge has approved a $76-million plan to add anti-suicide netting to the iconic structure.
Kate Stanton
Nancy Pelosi calls border crisis an 'opportunity'

Nancy Pelosi calls border crisis an 'opportunity'

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, June 29 (UPI) --House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls border crisis an opportunity, while Dallas County judge offers place for children.
Danielle Haynes
House GOP, Dems swap blame over unaccompanied children crisis

House GOP, Dems swap blame over unaccompanied children crisis

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) --Lawmakers held a hearing Wednesday on the surge of children attempting to enter the U.S. illegally, blaming the president's policies for encouraging migration.
Gabrielle Levy
Boehner says he'll sue Obama over executive actions

Boehner says he'll sue Obama over executive actions

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) --House Speaker John Boehner said he planned to take the Obama administration to court over the president's use of executive actions to bypass Congress.
Gabrielle Levy
Pelosi: We shouldn't leave for July 4th without passing new Voting Rights Act

Pelosi: We shouldn't leave for July 4th without passing new Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) --Pelosi called on Congress to stay in session over the July 4th recess to pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act, on the anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder.
Gabrielle Levy
Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) --Congress honored the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
Gabrielle Levy
House votes to expand protections against NSA

House votes to expand protections against NSA

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) --In a move that revealed lingering discomfort with the NSA, the House passed an amendment to expand protections against it collecting U.S. citizens' data.
Gabrielle Levy
Pelosi ties VA action to unemployment insurance

Pelosi ties VA action to unemployment insurance

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --The House's top Democrat says the effort to fix problems in the VA is insincere without passing unemployment insurance.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama tells leaders Iraq plan won't need congressional OK

Obama tells leaders Iraq plan won't need congressional OK

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) --President Obama promised congressional leaders he would keep them informed on his plans for action in Iraq, but did not foresee need to ask for authorization.
Gabrielle Levy
Boehner, Pelosi trade barbs as House passes tax cuts

Boehner, Pelosi trade barbs as House passes tax cuts

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --The House on Thursday passed part of a series of measures that would make some tax breaks for small businesses permanent.
Gabrielle Levy
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Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) receives a gavel from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), as House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) watches, at an event honoring the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act, in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington on July 26, 2010. Following the event Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) will become the first wheelchair bound member of Congress to chair over the House of Representatives. The SpeakerÕs rostrum on the House Floor has just been made wheelchair-accessible through a series of lifts. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi ( /pəˈloʊsi/; born March 26, 1940) is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. She was the first woman to hold the office and to-date has been the highest-ranking female politician in American history.

A member of the Democratic Party, Pelosi has represented the 8th Congressional District of California, which consists of four-fifths of the City and County of San Francisco, since 1987. The district was numbered as the 5th during Pelosi's first three terms in the House. She served as the House Minority Whip from 2002 to 2003, and was House Minority Leader from 2003 to 2007, holding the post during the 108th and 109th Congresses. Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress. After the Democrats took control of the House in 2007 and increased their majority in 2009, Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House for the 110th and 111th sessions of Congress.

On November 17, 2010, Pelosi was elected as the Democratic Leader by House Democrats and therefore the Minority Leader in the Republican-controlled House for the 112th Congress.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nancy Pelosi."
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