Nancy Patricia Pelosi D’Alesandro is an American politician who has been the speaker of the US House of Representatives since 2019. Previously, she held the position from 2007 to 2011. She has represented California as a U.S. representative since 1987. Pelosi, a Democrat, is the only woman to have held the position of speaker of the U.S. House.

Pelosi’s father, Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., was a well-known, lifelong politician and a member of the D’Alesandro political family. She presided over the California Democratic Party from 1981 to 1983 before being elected to Congress. Pelosi was first elected to Congress in a 1987 special election and is currently serving her 18th term.

She leads the congressional delegation from California. She represents the majority of San Francisco’s 12th congressional district in California. Pelosi first represented the 5th congressional district (1987-1993), but after the 1990 census, when district lines were redrewn, she now represents the 8th district (1993-2013). The House Democrats have been led by Pelosi since 2003.

She was the first woman to lead a party in Congress and held the positions of House Speaker from 2007 to 2011 and House Minority Leader from 2003 to 2019 respectively.

Both the Iraq War and the Bush administration’s 2005 plan to partially privatize Social Security have strong detractors in Pelosi. The Affordable Care Act, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the 2010 Tax Relief Act were just a few of the historic laws that she helped accomplish during her first speakership.

After the Republican Party gained control of the House in the 2010 elections, Pelosi lost her position as speaker in 2011. She continued to lead the House Democratic Caucus, though, and assumed the position of House minority leader. The Democrats took back control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections. [1] Pelosi was re-elected Speaker when the 116th Congress convened in January 2019, making her the only previous Speaker to do so since Sam Rayburn in 1955. Under Pelosi’s direction, the House twice impeached President Donald Trump; the Senate cleared him both times, in December 2019 and January 2021. Pelosi won a fourth term as Speaker of the House on January 3, 2021. (She had a key role in the passing of the American Rescue Plan Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the two biggest acts of the Biden administration, during her second term as speaker. Despite having promised in 2018 that she wouldn’t run for speaker again, she declared in January 2022 that she would run for reelection as a U.S. representative that year.

Nancy Pelosi Grandchildren

Sean kenneally, Ryan kenneally and Liam Kenneally are the grandchildren of Nancy Pelosi

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