Congress returned to session this week, and House Democrats continued their fight For The People. On Monday, Madam Speaker joined Members of Congress on the Capitol steps in a bipartisan moment of silence to commemorate the 600,000 lives lost to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tuesday, Madam Speaker joined the Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation and Democratic members of the Texas State Legislature for a press conference on protecting the right to vote for all Texans amid Republican-led efforts to advance harmful voter suppression legislation, where she highlightedthe need for H.R. 1/S. 1, the For The People Act, and the H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. On Wednesday, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats held a bill enrollment ceremony for H.R. 49, legislation to designate the National Pulse Memorial. Later that day, the Speaker joined Chairman Jim Himes to introduce the Members of the Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, which will study and recommend proposals to make our economy work for everyone, powering American economic growth while ensuring that no one is left out or left behind. Thursday morning, Madam Speaker joined Majority Whip James E. Clyburn and members of the Congressional Black Caucus for a bill enrollment ceremony for S. 475, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, long overdue action to finally recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday and ensure that this momentous event takes its place of honor in our nation. That afternoon, the Speaker held her weekly press conference in the Capitol Visitor Center.
Take a look at this week’s behind-the-scenes photos: