Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House
(February 27 — March 5)
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: