Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House
(November 28 — December 4)
On Wednesday, Madam Speaker met with Fran Drescher, President of SAG-AFTRA. After hosting the family of 2021 Youth Tree Lighter, Michael Mavris of Crescent City, California, on the Speaker’s Balcony, the Speaker joined a bipartisan group of Members from the California Delegation for the annual lighting ceremony of the United States Capitol Christmas Tree.
Thursday morning, Madam Speaker hosted her weekly press conference at the Capitol Visitor Center. That afternoon, she met with Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago, Illinois in the Speaker’s Office to discuss House Democrats’ work For The People. Later, she met with Representative Adriano Espaillat and New York Latinas Against Domestic Violence to talk about combating domestic violence.
Friday morning, following the House and Senate passage of H.R. 6119, Further Extending Government Funding Act, the night before, Madam Speaker enrolled the Continuing Resolution to keep the government open. After the enrollment, Madam Speaker spoke with President David Sassoli, MEP, of the European Parliament to discuss United States and European Union relations, EU-NATO security, post COP-26 discussion and trade relations.