Nancy Patricia Pelosi (/pəˈloʊsi/; née D’Alesandro; born March 26, 1940) is an American politician serving as speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2019, and previously from 2007 to 2011. She has served as a U.S. representative from California since 1987. A member of the Democratic Party, Pelosi is the only woman in U.S. history to serve as speaker of the House.
How long has Nancy Pelosi been in office?
Nancy Pelosi, 81, is the 52nd Speaker of the House of Representatives. She has been working for the government since 1987, first serving as a US representative from California. Pelosi has represented San Francisco, California’s 12th District, in Congress for nearly 33 years.
Pelosi is the second-highest-ranking female elected official in US history after Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisCredit: Rex Features
She has also led House Democrats for 16 years and previously served as House Democratic Whip.
The Speaker is the second-highest-ranking female elected official in US history after Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
When was Nancy Pelosi elected Speaker of the House?
Pelosi assumed the role of Speaker of the House in 2007. She served twice each as House minority leader from 2003 to 2007 and 2011 to 2019. On January 3, 2021, Pelosi was re-elected to a fourth term as Speaker of the House, marking her last serving term.
While in office, she has worked to pass Wall Street reforms to limit big banks and protect consumers, as well as the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act.
Additionally, she passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to restore the ability of women and all workers to access our judicial system to fight pay discrimination.
In 2010, Pelosi led Congress in repealing the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which prohibited gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.
Pelosi worked closely with the Obama administration to provide healthcare for Americans, which was later introduced in legislation like the Affordable Care Act.
On January 25, 2022, Pelosi announced that she was running for an 18th term in Congress. “Our Democracy is at risk because of assaults on the truth, the assault on the US capitol and the state-by-state assault on voting rights.”
What was the statement of Nancy Pelosi on LGBTQ Pride Month?
“For more than half a century, Pride Month has been a powerful expression of resilience, love and solidarity. Rooted in the courage of Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera and all those who rose up against police violence at the Stonewall Inn, Pride is an opportunity for Americans to celebrate the beauty of our nation’s LGBTQ community, speak out against hateful bigotry and advance the fight for justice and equality.
“As right-wing forces attempt to silence LGBTQ voices and threaten to wind back hard-won progress, the struggle against hate remains as urgent as ever. Across the country, extremist Republicans are waging an all-out assault on the safety and well-being of the LGBTQ community – from targeting trans children in Texas to bullying LGBTQ students in Florida. And on our nation’s highest court, a Republican-appointed majority is poised to severely weaken the right to privacy, which poses a direct threat to marriage equality.
“Democrats have long been proud to march and fight alongside tireless LGBTQ advocates, whether combating the HIV/AIDS crisis, repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ or enacting landmark hate crime legislation. Strengthened by a record number of LGBTQ Members, the Democratic House is continuing that fight for justice today. Introduced by Congressman David Cicilline, the House-passed Equality Act will extend the protections of the Civil Rights Act to LGBTQ Americans, barring discrimination in housing, education, employment and more. And under the leadership of President Biden, the Administration is reaffirming the fundamental dignity of every person – including by ending the shameful ban on transgender Servicemembers, confronting anti-LGBTQ human rights violations around the world and extending Title IX protections to LGBTQ students here at home.
“Following his first historic campaign for Supervisor, San Francisco’s iconic Harvey Milk told his supporters: ‘I have tasted freedom. I will not give up that which I have tasted.”
Is Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul arrested?
The Napa County Department of Corrections released the mugshot of Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, following his May 28 DUI arrest. In the mugshot photo, obtained by TMZ, Pelosi can be seen wearing a light button down shirt and a brown jacket and looking solemn as he looked into the camera.
The mugshot was snapped shortly after Pelosi’s arrest. Pelosi was taken into police custody at approximately 11:44 p.m. after his 2021 Porsche was hit by a 2014 Jeep as Pelosi’s vehicle attempted to cross a state road, the California Highway Patrol in Napa confirmed at the time. The CHP reportedly responded to a call about a two-vehicle crash at around 10:26 p.m. There were no injuries reported in the crash and the Jeep’s driver was not arrested. Pelosi was arrested for driving under the influence and subsequently booked into the Napa County Detention Center. He was released the following morning on $5,000 bail.
At this time, further details about the crash and Pelosi’s arrest have not been revealed. Authorities have declined to any footage of the crash or of Pelosi’s arrest, with the CHP earlier this month denying a public records request seeking the release of body and dashboard camera video. In a letter to Fox News Digital, the CHP confirmed it has such footage, “however, the Napa County District Attorney’s Office has advised the release of records would jeopardize an ongoing investigation.”
Nancy Pelosi is currently facing two misdemeanor charges – driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.8 per cent or higher – connected to the case. However, the New York Post reports that Pelosi has not yet been formally charged. Last week, the local district attorney’s office said it had not decided what, if any, charges, will be filed against him.