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

(February 27 — March 5)

Speaker Pelosi
5 min readMar 7, 2022


On Monday, Madam Speaker joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Chairman Phil Mendelson of the Council of the District of Columbia for the Congressional statue dedication and unveiling ceremony in honor of Pierre L’Enfant.

Tuesday morning, Madam Speaker joined MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports to discuss President Biden’s State of the Union address and other news of the day. In the early afternoon, Madam Speaker joined Members of Congress for twophotos on the Capitol steps: one showing solidarity with the people of Ukraine and another marking the beginning of Women’s History Month. That night, Madam Speaker welcomed President Biden to the Floor of the House of Representatives to deliver the first State of the Union address of his presidency.

Wednesday, Madam Speaker joined Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano, Congressman Raul Ruiz, Congresswoman Elaine Luria, Jon Stewart and advocates for veterans to highlight the importance of passing the Honoring Our PACT Act. Then, she welcomed His Royal Highness, Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, to the United States Capitol to discuss advancing economic, energy and international security. In the afternoon, Madam Speaker and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Chairman Jerry Nadler, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Congressman David Cicilline held a bill enrollment ceremony for the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021.

On Thursday, Madam Speaker held her weekly press conference before joining Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty and Representatives Barbara Lee and Gwen Moore for a bill enrollment ceremony for, the Six Triple Eight Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2021.

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

March 28

“Pierre L’Enfant belongs in the Capitol among the many heroes of our history, as a veteran of the Revolutionary War, architect of our stunning capital city; and a testament to this truth: immigrants make America more American.”

March 1

“We all salute and pray for the people of Ukraine, and, again, we are united in our respect and work and cooperation with the European Union, NATO and the G7.”
“The Congress remains unwavering and resolute in our bipartisan support for the people of Ukraine. We are committed to providing humanitarian and security assistance to Ukraine, as Russia wages its unprovoked and premeditated war.”
Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House
“Together, President Biden and Democrats are focused on Building a Better America … making more goods in America, lowering the everyday costs of energy, child care, prescription drugs and more, bolstering competition to deliver better prices for consumers, and creating more good-paying union jobs across the country.”

March 2

“Just as the military pledges to leave no soldier behind on the battlefield, we must leave no veteran behind when they return home. The Honoring Our PACT Act finally, faithfully fulfills that pledge by easing access to VA health care for millions of veterans potentially exposed to toxins causing rare cancers, COPD and other debilitating diseases.”
Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House
“The House has sent a clear signal to survivors that they deserve the ability to seek justice and make their voices heard.”

March 3

“For the Republicans to go to the Floor and say the veterans really don’t want this help with their [health] because it’s going to cost money. [Republicans] are more concerned about the budget than they are about their health.”
“The 6888th Battalion has inspired generations of Americans. Battling prejudice and the hardships of war alike, the unit sorted millions of pieces of mail to ensure that Servicemembers received letters from their loved ones. After decades of little recognition, this act will properly recognize the 6888th’s heroism.”



Speaker Pelosi

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