(June 13–19, 2021)

Congress returned to session this week, and House Democrats continued their fight For The People. On Monday, Madam Speaker joined Members of Congress on the Capitol steps in a bipartisan moment of silence to commemorate the 600,000 lives lost to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tuesday, Madam Speaker joined the Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation and Democratic members of the Texas State Legislature for a press conference on protecting the right to vote for all Texans amid Republican-led efforts to advance harmful voter suppression legislation, where she highlightedthe need for H.R. 1/S. 1, the For The People Act, and the H.R. 4, the…


(May 30–June 5, 2021)

Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House
Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House

Tuesday, Madam Speaker joined San Francisco Mayor London Breed for the lighting of the 26th Annual Pink Triangle on the first night of LGBTQ Pride month. This event commemorates LGBTQ victims of the Holocaust who were forced to wear the Pink Triangle — a symbol that now serves as a beacon of hope in the movement for full equality. On Thursday, Madam Speaker volunteered at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank and highlighted how the American Rescue Plan is helping to feed communities across the country. That same day, Madam Speaker’s interview with Mika Brzezinski, as part of the release of…


(May 23–29, 2021)

On Monday, Madam Speaker hosted members of the National Guard on the Speaker’s Balcony to express her gratitude on behalf of the American people for their tireless effort to keep the Capitol grounds safe and secure. Tuesday, Madam Speaker, joined by Representatives Karen Bass, Steven Horsford and Abigail Spanberger met with family members of the late George Floyd in the Capitol to discuss progress on the bipartisan, bicameral negotiations over the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. On Thursday, Madam Speaker joined leaders of the San Francisco Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community for a press event to highlight the enactment of the bipartisan COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act.

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(May 16–22, 2021)

Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (May 16–22, 2021)

Tuesday, Madam Speaker joined Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chairwoman Judy Chu and House Democrats for a press conference to celebrate the passage of the bipartisan COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act,which strengthens our nation’s defenses against hate crimes. On Wednesday, Speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Schumer and other Members of Congress held a bill enrollment ceremony for Representative Grace Meng and Senator Mazie Hirono’s COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, sending this vital legislation to the President’s desk. Madam Speaker later joined Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro, Chairman Bennie Thompson and Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren for a press conference on legislation to establish an independent, bipartisan…


(May 9 — 15, 2021)

Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (May 9 — May 15, 2021)

Tuesday, Madam Speaker swore in Congressman Troy Carter of Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District, filling the seat most recently held by former Representative Cedric Richmond and becoming the 57th Member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Speaker Pelosi on Wednesday joined Congressional leadership at the White House, where they discussed with President Biden the importance of a bipartisan commitment to rebuilding our infrastructure through the American Jobs Plan. Afterwards, she joined House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio and Mayors to highlight theurgent need for bold infrastructure investments. On Thursday morning, the Speaker held her weekly press conference in the United…


(April 25 — May 1, 2021)

Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (April 25 — May 1, 2021)
Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (April 25 — May 1, 2021)
Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (April 25 — May 1, 2021)

On Monday, Speaker Pelosi swore in former commander of the Washington, D.C. National Guard, Major General William Walker, as House Sergeant-At-Arms. His historic appointment as the first Black American to serve in this post is an important step forward for this institution and our nation.

On Wednesday, Madam Speaker discussed President Biden’s historic First 100 Days and his Address to a Joint Session of Congress with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC. Later that afternoon, Madam Speaker and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer hosted anchors from major television networks for a roundtable, sharing how the Biden-Harris Administration and Congress are working together…


(April 19–23, 2021)

Behind-the-scenes photos of the week April 19–23, 2021. United States Capitol, Washington, DC
Behind-the-scenes photos of the week April 19–23, 2021. United States Capitol, Washington, DC
Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (April 19–23, 2021)

Tuesday morning, Speaker Pelosi joined Chair Joyce Beatty, the Congressional Black Caucus, House Democratic Leadership, Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation and Vice President Kamala Harris for a Celebration of Life for Congressman Alcee L. Hastings in National Statuary Hall. On Wednesday, Speaker Pelosi joined Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Senator Tom Carper for a press conference ahead of the passage of H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act. This historic legislation would grant statehood to the residents of the District of Columbia. Thursday, Madam Speaker held…


(April 12–16, 2021)

Behind-the-scenes photos of the week April 12–16, 2021. United States Capitol, Washington, DC
Behind-the-scenes photos of the week April 12–16, 2021. United States Capitol, Washington, DC

Tuesday morning, Speaker Pelosi led a Congressional tribute to fallen U.S. Capitol Police Officer William ‘Billy’ F. Evans as he lay in honor in the Capitol Rotunda. She was joined by President Biden, Members of the Congressional Leadership, District of Columbia Mayor Bowser, the family of Officer Evans, and members of the U.S. Capitol Police force. A ceremonial departure followed that evening. On Wednesday morning, Speaker Pelosi spoke at the unveiling of a new memorial on the National Mall honoring the 40,000 lives lost each year to gun violence, organized by Giffords Courage. Later that day, Speaker Pelosi also held…


Speaker Pelosi entering the House Chamber moments before convening Congress for the State of the Union. February 4, 2020 (Photo by Julio Obscura)

Speaker Pelosi moments before announcing the House Impeachment Managers for the trial of the President. These House Managers are committed public servants who come from diverse backgrounds, are steeped in experience and are determined to protect our Constitution. January 15, 2020 (Photo by Julio Obscura)

Speaker Pelosi

Speaker of the House, focused on strengthening America’s middle class and creating jobs; mother, grandmother, dark chocolate connoisseur.

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