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

On Tuesday, Speaker Pelosi welcomed Ambassador Michael Herzog of Israel for a meeting in the United States Capitol. She also greeted officials from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, met with leaders of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and celebrated the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

On Wednesday, Speaker Pelosi delivered remarks at a statue unveiling ceremony honoring Amelia Earhart in Statuary Hall.

On Thursday, Speaker Pelosi joined Members of Congress, veterans advocate Jon Stewart and former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin to highlight the importance of passing the Honoring our PACT Act. She then joined the Democratic Women’s Caucus and the Pro-Choice Caucus to share the stories of people impacted by Republicans’ extreme efforts to criminalize abortion. In the afternoon, she joined Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, other Members of Congress and advocates to celebrate the passage of the South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act.

On Friday morning, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats held a bill enrollment ceremony for the CHIPS and Science Act. In the afternoon, she held her weekly press conference.

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

July 26

“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”
“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”

July 27

“Not only was she an outstanding aviator — she was also an outspoken champion for gender equity. She founded The 99s — which remains today a powerful force for female pilots all around the world. With this majestic statue, we pay tribute to a giant and a revolutionary — not only in women’s history, but in human history. Children who visit can set their sights higher — knowing they, too, can reach for the sky.”

July 28

“It has an immorality to it, that 80 percent of the Republicans would say no to our veterans — defying what we say: ‘On the battlefield, we leave no soldier behind. And when they come home, we leave no veteran behind.’”
“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”

July 29

“Our nation took a monumental step forward to equip America to meet and beat the challenges of the 21st Century with the CHIPS & Science Act. By sending this bill to President Biden’s desk, Democrats continue to fight for lower costs and more jobs for America’s families.”
“80 percent of Republicans in the Senate voted against important life-saving legislation that honored the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans. Democrats know that when our veterans come home, we can’t leave them behind.”

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Speaker Pelosi

Speaker Pelosi

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