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

On Tuesday morning, Madam Speaker joined Representative Eric Swalwell in a meeting with Florin Cîțu, President of the Romanian Senate. Soon after, she spoke at the lying-in-state ceremony for Dean of the House Don Young, the longest-serving Republican in the House’s history.

In the afternoon, Madam Speaker attended President Biden’s signing ceremony for the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. That evening, she and other Members of Congress held a meeting with Ukrainian Ambassador Oksana Markarova and women Members of the Ukrainian Parliament to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Madam Speaker then met with Mickey Levy, Speaker of the Israeli Knesset.

On Wednesday morning, Madam Speaker welcomed West Point cadets to the Capitol, discussing Congress’ role in advancing our national security and sharing some of the lessons learned during her time in office. Later, she welcomed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore for a bipartisan leadership meeting. On Thursday, Madam Speaker held her weekly press conference, where she discussed key legislation passed by the House this week, including the Affordable Insulin Now Act and the MORE Act.

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March 29

“Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House”
“When he was Dean of the House, Don cherished his duty to defend the dignity and integrity of this institution: striving to foster a culture of civility, camaraderie and respect. While we are all devastated by his loss, his many friends in the House will strive to live up to his towering legacy.”
“As the longest-serving Republican in the history of the House, it was clear that he was passionate about this institution and its unique ability to make a difference for Alaska and America.”
“Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House”
“Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House”
“I had the privilege of meeting with the Honorable Michael Levy, Speaker of the Knesset of the State of Israel to discuss bilateral relations and regional security. I also expressed condolences for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Israel.”

March 30

“Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House”
“The U.S.-Singapore bond is a very important one to our country, and so we look forward to our discussion about our mutual security, about our economic opportunities and development, about how we address the climate crisis — how we do so in rules-based order. The Indo-Pacific relationship is a very — as a Californian, I can say — a very important one to our country.”

March 31

“Americans pay over ten times for insulin than people in other countries … [The Affordable Insulin Now Act] requires Medicare and insurers to cover insulin on their plans and cap the cost to families on the private side to $35 per month.”

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

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