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

(May 29 — June 4)

Speaker Pelosi
4 min readJun 5, 2022

On Sunday, Speaker Pelosi delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2022 at Brown University. Monday, she joined Senator Alex Padilla and members of the military in San Francisco at the National Cemetery for a Memorial Day service.

Tuesday, Speaker Pelosi attended an MNC Inspiring Success event to celebrate 125 years of service to the City and joined members of the Asian Pacific Islander Council to host an AAPI Roundtable discussing immigration issues, anti-AAPI hate efforts and equitable recovery for working families and essential workers.

Wednesday, Speaker Pelosi joined California Moms Demand Action, United Playaz and community activists to hold a Wear Orange press event in recognition of the countless lives affected by gun violence. That night, she joined Mayor London Breed at San Francisco’s Twin Peaks to light the legendary Pink Triangle, marking the arrival of Pride Month.

On Thursday, Speaker Pelosi joined Bay Area Ukrainian community leaders to discuss Congressional support for Ukraine’s defense of Democracy and hear about the issues affecting the Ukrainian community with the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Friday, she welcomed Her Excellency Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of the Republic of Finland, to the United States Capitol for a bilateral meeting on Finland’s efforts to join NATO, European security, energy security and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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

May 29

“Hope is where it always has been. Sitting there right between faith and charity. Faith, hope and charity… And in this moment, our nation and the world will need you to carry on this vital tradition. Indeed, as my dear friend and fellow honorary Brown alumnus John Lewis … wrote, ‘Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part.’”

May 30

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

May 31

“Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House”
“America’s greatness springs from the fact that we have had an open door for newcomers to our country. And every family that has come here — some of them 200 years ago, some of them two months ago — every newcomer comes to America with their optimism. Optimism, hope, courage are American traits. And every newcomer who comes with those traits makes America more American.”

June 1

“I tell you all of these [bills] because each one of them is a place where we can save lives. Each one of them is a place where we hope to have bipartisan support to get the job done. Each one is a place where we wonder why is it take — why does it have to be this way? Why do they need so many magazines and assault weapon bans and everything to go hunting?”
“Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House”

June 2

“There are many honors that are afforded Members of Congress … I don’t know that any of them surpass the privilege we had to go to Ukraine, to see the fight for democracy happening right before our very eyes, to witness the courage of the Ukrainian people fighting for democracy, not just for Ukraine, but heading — staving off an assault on Democracy, globally.”

June 3

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



Speaker Pelosi

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