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

(August 7–13)

Speaker Pelosi
4 min readAug 14, 2022

On Tuesday, Speaker Pelosi participated in interviews with Savannah Guthrie of NBC’s Today Show and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. She then went to the White House for the signing of the CHIPS and Science Act. Back in the United States Capitol, she and House Democrats held a bill enrollment ceremony for the SFC Heath Robinson Honoring our PACT Act.

On Wednesday, Speaker Pelosi joined Chairman Gregory Meeks, Chairman Mark Takano, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi for a press conference on the Congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific region. They then hosted a meeting with Representative Hsiao Bi-Khim of Taiwan to the United States.

On Friday, Speaker Pelosi hosted her weekly press conference before House Democrats passed and enrolled the Inflation Reduction Act.

Continue reading for this week’s behind-the-scenes content:

August 9

“Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House”
“For generations, America has been a beacon of excellence to the world in science, innovation and engineering. This legislation honors this all-American tradition: ensuring America can outcompete any nation on Earth and that our beacon of excellence will glow for generations to come.”
“Named in honor of Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson — an American hero stolen away by cancerous toxins — this legislation is a major victory that will save lives and protect the health of those who fought to protect us. This landmark, bipartisan bill lives up to our sacred promise: just as the military leaves no soldier behind on the battlefield, we must leave no veteran behind when they return home.”

August 10

“We went with humility. We went with respect: to listen, to learn what their views were about what the President was proposing, and sharing with candor and respect how we saw things. It was very constructive in that way.”
“Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House”

August 12

“Today is really a glorious day for us. We send to the President’s desk a monumental bill that will be truly For The People: the Inflation Reduction Act.”
“This transformative bill will lower health care costs, combat the climate crisis and dramatically reduce the deficit. This bill is a victory for America’s families and for our planet — advancing the people’s interest over the special interest. Together, Democrats will continue fighting to put People Over Politics.”



Speaker Pelosi

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