Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House
On Tuesday evening, Speaker Pelosi welcomed leaders of the Munich Security Conference to Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol.
Wednesday, Speaker Pelosi joined National Domestic Workers Alliance and Care Can’t Wait Coalition for a “Caregivers Can’t Wait!” Rally on care infrastructure funding and workplace protections. Next, she participated in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial’s 25th anniversary celebration. In the afternoon, she welcomed His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; and His Excellency Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of the Italian Republic, to the United States Capitol ahead of respective bipartisan leadership meetings.
In the second half of the day, Speaker Pelosi joined Members of Congress on the steps of the United States Capitol to mark Mental Health Awareness Month. That evening, she joined Representative Marcy Kaptur, co-chair of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, Ambassador Audra Plepyte of the Republic of Lithuania and Ambassador Oksana Markarova of Ukraine for a film screening of “Mariupolis,” a film by Mantas Kvedaravicius.
On Thursday, Speaker Pelosi held her weekly press conference in the Capitol Visitor Center. To start the afternoon, she hosted the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the United States Capitol to mark 45 years of partnership and for a productive conversation on security, economy and governance. Later, she joined a staff meeting with Bay Area Council to discuss congressional action on regional priorities, and then join a bicameral group of Members of Congress led by Senator Amy Klobuchar and Represntative Lois Frankel to celebrate the passage of legislation to honor Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor.
To close the week, Speaker Pelosi on Thursday evening joined Members of Congress on the steps of the United States Capitol to hold a moment of silence for the one million lives lost to COVID-19, and on Friday morning, joined House Democrats on the steps of the United States Capitol, to rally in support of the codification of Roe vs. Wade.
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