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

(July 10 — 16)

July 11

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

July 12

“Prime Minister Abe was a dedicated leader and a friend of America. May he rest in peace.”

July 13

“As Speaker of the House, it was my privilege to celebrate Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune: an unyielding force for racial justice, a pioneering voice for gender equity and a devoted advocate for education. Dr. Bethune takes her rightful place in Statuary Hall as we honor a legendary American, ensuring that young people see a reflection of our nation’s beautiful diversity, beautiful success and greater possibilities for them in their future.”
“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 14

“As the forces of tyranny threatened liberty around the world, Woody proudly enlisted in the Marines — eager to serve his country. At just 5’6,” he was never the tallest Marine. At 135 pounds, he was never the biggest. Yet he was a force of nature on the battlefield. With Woody’s passing, we have lost a deeply selfless American and a vital link to our nation’s Greatest Generation. His story echoes the service of so many Americans who faced the horrors of war so that liberty might triumph over fascism.”
“People think their political survival is more important than the survival of our children. More action is needed to save lives. The Judiciary Committee is moving forward with a markup on the assault weapons ban. It’s about our children. More children die from gun violence in each year than cancer, car accidents or anything. How could that be? 168 Republicans voted no — ‘We don’t want an AMBER Alert if somebody is shooting up a school nearby.’”
“This is a moment of great, official pride as last week [Jaime] was unanimously confirmed by the Senate to serve as a Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission. All of those who have ever had the privilege of working with Jaime know first hand, he is the model of an outstanding, patriotic servant, in a bipartisan way.”

July 15

“Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House”
“House Democrats advanced landmark legislation to defend reproductive health freedoms from right-wing attacks across the country. Ahead of our vote, the Democratic women of the House gathered on the steps of the Capitol to share a clear message: we are not going back. It is outrageous that women must again fight for our most basic rights against an extremist Supreme Court and Republican Party. As Republicans continue inflicting their agenda of punishment and control, Democrats will never rest in our fight to defend freedom for women and for every American.”

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

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Speaker Pelosi

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