Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (Feb 3–7, 2020)

Speaker Pelosi
2 min readFeb 8, 2020

This week, Speaker Pelosi convened Congress for the delivery of this year’s State of the Union by President Trump, a manifesto of mistruths. On Wednesday, House Democrats passed the #PROAct which protects America’s workers’ right to join a union. Later in the week, the Speaker also welcomed Venezuela’s interim President Juan Guaidó, and met with LGBTQ advocate, Dan Reynolds.

Take a look at this week’s behind-the-scenes photos:

Speaker Pelosi entering the House Chamber moments before convening Congress for the State of the Union. February 4, 2020 (Photo by Julio Obscura)
“House Democrats will never stop extending the hand of friendship to get the job done #ForThePeople. We will work to find common ground where we can, but will stand our ground where we cannot.” — Speaker Pelosi February 4, 2020 (Photo by Julio Obscura)
During the State of the Union, President Trump called on Congress to pass legislation to lower the price of prescription drugs. House Democrats and Speaker Pelosi stood up, held three fingers in the air and chanted “H-R-3” to remind the President that House Democrats already passed H.R 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. February 4, 2020 (Photo by Julio Obscura)
“The manifesto of mistruths presented in page after page of the address tonight should be a call to action for everyone who expects truth from the President and policies worthy of his office and the American people. The American people expect and deserve a President to have integrity and respect for the aspirations for their children.” –Speaker Pelosi February 4, 2020 (Photo by Julio Obscura)
On Wednesday, Speaker Pelosi met with LGBTQ advocate and lead vocalist for Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds, to discuss LGBTQ equality and the banning of harmful conversion therapy. February 5, 2020 (Photo by Julio Obscura)
Speaker Pelosi during the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act press event. The #ProAct passed the House on Thursday and would restore fairness to the economy by strengthening the federal laws that protect workers’ right to join a union. February 5, 2020 (Photo by Julio Obscura)
On Thursday, Speaker Pelosi and Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó met to discuss the plight of the people of Venezuela and to reaffirm our continued support for free and fair elections. February 6, 2020 (Photo by Julio Obscura)

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Speaker Pelosi

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