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

On Monday, Madam Speaker joined former Senator Barbara Boxer at the University of California, Berkeley, for a discussion on women in leadershipand the fight to defend democracy. On Thursday, Madam Speaker welcomed His Excellency Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine, to the United States Capitol for a bilateral meeting. Keep reading for behind-the-scenes photos and quotes from this week.

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April 18

“The people in Ukraine are fighting a fight for their democracy, but in their fight they’re fighting for everybody’s democracy. It’s a fight against autocracy. While they’re fighting that war, we have to fight it here — and of course elections are a way to do that.”

April 21

“On behalf of the Congress, I expressed our immense admiration and respect for the courage of the Ukrainian people as they defend democracy in the face of Russia’s cruel aggression. We discussed how Congress, partnering with President Biden, can continue to support Ukraine through security, economic and humanitarian assistance. Today, and every day, the Congress remains steadfast in our bipartisan, bicameral commitment to Ukraine and determination to hold Russia accountable.”
“It is a great honor to welcome the Prime Minister of Ukraine to the Capitol of the United States. I do so with great admiration and respect for the people of Ukraine, for their courage, for their commitment to democracy, for their love of their country.”
“Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House”

More Behind-the-Scenes Photos:

View of the National Mall from the United States Capitol.
Madam Speaker talks with visitors touring the United States Capitol.
Madam Speaker has a conversation with her husband, Paul Pelosi.

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