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Democratic Rep.: 'Not all' Republicans are racist

Democratic Rep.: 'Not all' Republicans are racist

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., said the Republican base has "unfortunate" elements of racism.
Aileen Graef
Democrats push Equal Pay Day in early campaign effort

Democrats push Equal Pay Day in early campaign effort

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Democrats in Washington launched an all-out push Tuesday, led by a pair of executive orders signed by President Barack Obama, in an effort to close the lingering wage gap between men and women.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate passes bill containing unemployment insurance renewal

Senate passes bill containing unemployment insurance renewal

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- After months of negotiating, the Senate passed the bill containing a provision to renew unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed.
Gabrielle Levy
Pelosi: Former VP Dick Cheney 'set the tone' for the CIA's use of torture

Pelosi: Former VP Dick Cheney 'set the tone' for the CIA's use of torture

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- "The attitude that was there came from Dick Cheney. That's what I believe," Pelosi told CNN. "I think he's proud of it."
Alex Cukan
House sneaks Medicare patch in by voice vote

House sneaks Medicare patch in by voice vote

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Through tricky maneuvering Thursday, House GOP leaders snuck through the so-called "Doc Fix" to prevent a cut in Medicare payments before next week's deadline.
Gabrielle Levy

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
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House Dems urge vote on immigration overhaul

House Dems urge vote on immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Democrats called on John Boehner to pass an immigration overhaul that has been languishing in the House since October, because they've run out of patience.
Gabrielle Levy
The Issue: More roadblocks before EUC can be reinstated

The Issue: More roadblocks before EUC can be reinstated

No job, no money and no prospects for the situation to change any time soon. That's what's facing the more than 2 million long-term unemployed Americans whose extended unemployment benefits began expiring just after Christmas.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Pelosi, Boehner invite Pope Francis to address U.S. Congress

Pelosi, Boehner invite Pope Francis to address U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Pope Francis has received a bi-partisan invitation to become the first head of the Catholic church to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

The Issue: Tax reform legislation is Camp's sendoff

Despite indications that his bill was DOA, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp introduced draft legislation that would reform the byzantine -- some say draconian -- U.S. tax code.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
House Speaker Boehner defends GOP's 'go slow' approach

House Speaker Boehner defends GOP's 'go slow' approach

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner Thursday said congressional Republicans will lead but go slow on immigration, tax reform and healthcare reform.
CBO report: Higher minimum wage could cost 500,000 new jobs

CBO report: Higher minimum wage could cost 500,000 new jobs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A CBO report released Tuesday suggests that President Obama's plan to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 could result in 500,000 fewer new jobs.
Ananth Baliga
House passes clean bill to raise debt ceiling

House passes clean bill to raise debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Tuesday voted to raise the nation's debt limit without imposing any conditions and sent the bill to the Senate.
Rep. Pelosi: Sochi a 'disappointing' choice for Olympics

Rep. Pelosi: Sochi a 'disappointing' choice for Olympics

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she is disappointed that the Olympics are taking place in Sochi because of the Russian government's vocal anti-gay attitude.
Aileen Graef
The Pelosi School of Foreign Policy

The Pelosi School of Foreign Policy

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Obama's comment the Iranian nuclear deal is "for the sake of our national security" isn't true.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
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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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