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

On Monday morning, Madam Speaker sat down with the National Association of Counties’ First Vice President Larry Johnson at the National Convention Center during their annual conference to discuss the power of counties in advancing progress for communities & advocating for green infrastructure in a bipartisan way. That afternoon, Madam Speaker hosted Brooklyn, New York Borough President Eric Adams at the United States Capitol to discuss House Democrats’ actions to curb the daily tragedy of gun violence in America. On Thursday, Speaker Pelosi joined Representatives Jimmy Gomez, Judy Chu, Karen Bass and advocates at the Los Angeles Barrio Action Youth and Family Center to celebrate the first payments of the Biden Child Tax Credit, life-changing payments for working families nationwide included in Democrats’ American Rescue Plan. Speaker Pelosi and Members of a Congressional delegation traveled to San Diego from Friday to Saturday to participate in the Christening Ceremony of the USNS John Lewis at the General Dynamics NASSCO Shipyard in honor of the late Congressman John Lewis of Georgia one year after his passing.

Take a look at this week’s behind-the-scenes photos:

July 12

“If we’re going to Build Back Better, we have to Build Back Better with Women.”
Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (July 11–17, 2021)
Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (July 11–17, 2021)

July 15

“President Biden’s campaign said that “Help Is On The Way.” Today, Help Is Here. It is here in the form of the Biden Child Tax Credit. We’re very proud of it.”

July 17–18

“It is fitting that we honor John Lewis with this formidable ship, because John Lewis was a warrior. One of the mottos of the Navy is ‘Semper Fortis’ — ‘Always Courageous.’ And John Lewis was, indeed, always courageous.”
John Lewis’ great courage made him revered in the Congress. In the halls of the Capitol, he was fearless in the pursuit of a more perfect union, whether writing to defend voting rights, ending LGBTQ discrimination, stopping the gun violence epidemic, everything you can name.

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