Future generations are counting on us to address the profound challenge of global warming, and we know that our future prosperity will hinge on America's ability to be a leader in the clean energy economyCalif. college goes 'grid positive' Jun 29, 2011
As we celebrate the rich history of our great nation, we note the significant role that the arts have played in our democracyLucas honored at Ford's Theater reopening Feb 12, 2009
All this talk about tax cuts in the Bush years -- the Republicans said tax cuts will produce jobs. They didn't. They produced a deficitObama meets with Reid, McConnell Jun 27, 2011
I call on the Ethics Committee to initiate an investigation into the allegations against Congressman WuEmbattled Rep. Wu won't seek re-election Jul 25, 2011
Do not consider Social Security a piggy bank for giving tax cuts to the wealthiest people in our countryRepublicans: Taxes will not be increased Jul 08, 2011
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.