Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House
On Tuesday, Speaker Pelosi joined former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Members of Congress and advocates to open a gun violence memorial on the National Mall, honoring Americans lost to gun violence and calling for action in the face of this worsening public health crisis. Next, she met with Uvalde native Matthew McConaughey and his partner Camila to discuss gun violence prevention legislation. In the afternoon, she joined a staff meeting with Dr. Lynn Mahoney, President of San Francisco State University, to discuss higher education priorities for the California State University system. That evening, Speaker Pelosi joined Congresswoman Grace Meng and Members of CAPAC to sign H.R. 3523, the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act.
On Wednesday, Speaker Pelosi joined Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action for a “Don’t Look Away” gun violence prevention event on the Capitol Grounds. Shortly after, she joined Congressman Jamaal Bowman and Congressional Democrats for a press conference on a resolution condemning the “great replacement theory.” She later met with family members of those targeted in the hate-fueled mass shooting in Buffalo, New York.
On Thursday morning, Speaker Pelosi hosted her weekly press conference before traveling to Los Angeles to participate in the 9th Summit of the Americas, where she reaffirmed the Congress’ commitment to security, prosperity and Democracy in the Western Hemisphere. While in Los Angeles, Speaker Pelosi also delivered the keynote address at the 2022 undergraduate commencement ceremony at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
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