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

On Monday, Speaker Pelosi visited the Maryland Fire Museum, the new home of the fireboat named in honor of her father: the “Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr.” She then joined President Biden, Vice President Harris and Members of Congress at the White House for the signing of H.R. 352, the Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act.

On Tuesday morning, Speaker Pelosi held a staff meeting with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. In the afternoon, she signed S. 3580, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, which will crack down on unfair shipping practices, level the playing field for exporters and bring down costs for working families. In the evening, she swore in Congresswoman-elect Connie Conway (CA-22).

Speaker Pelosi, on Wednesday afternoon, joined the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to celebrate the tenthanniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). On Thursday morning, Speaker Pelosi held her weekly press conference. In the afternoon, she held a staff meeting with Areej Al Sadhan, a constituent whose brother Abdulrahman Al Sadhan was sentenced to 20 years in prison by Saudi Arabia for anonymous, satirical tweets. Then, she met with Members of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to discuss the Congress’ united and unwavering support for the Ukrainian people.

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

June 13th

“The Maryland Fire Museum is one of the greatest fire museums in the world and is a great tribute to the men and women who protect us.”
“This achievement will help lift up the voices of AAPI communities and ensure that all of our children see themselves in reflected in America’s history.”

June 14th

“Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House”
“Nearly 100 trade organizations recently wrote to Congress, saying: ‘This legislation will help ensure U.S. competitiveness and lead to continued economic recovery.’ The Democratic Congress continues to fight to ease the burden of rising costs for American families and small businesses.”
“Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House”

June 15th

“All of us know that what we have to do is not only maneuver in the House and Senate, but mobilize in the country. The American people support Dreamers. We need them to weigh in with other elected officials here in Congress.”

June 16th

“Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House”
“Congress will continue to shine a light on [Abdulrahman Al Sadhan’s] case and advocate for freedom of expression and for human rights in Saudi Arabia and around the world.”
“Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House”

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