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Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 4, 2007
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Dennis Hastert

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 8th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
June 2, 1987 - Present
Preceded by Sala Burton
Succeeded by Incumbent (8th)

In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Dick Gephardt
Succeeded by John Boehner

In office
2002 – 2003
Preceded by David E. Bonior
Succeeded by Steny Hoyer

Born March 26, 1940 (age 68)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Democratic
Spouse Paul Pelosi
Residence San Francisco, California
Alma mater Trinity Washington University
Religion Roman Catholic
Website Speaker of the House

Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is currently the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Before becoming Speaker in the 110th Congress, she was the House Minority Leader from 2002 to 2007, holding the post during the 107th, 108th, and 109th Congresses. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 289 × 386 pixelsFull resolution (289 × 386 pixel, file size: 24 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer—or speaker—of the United States House of Representatives. ... Open seat redirects here. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... 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Since 1987, she has represented the 8th Congressional District of California, which consists of four-fifths of the City and County of San Francisco. The district was numbered as the 5th during Pelosi's first three terms in the House. Map The 8th congressional district of California covers most of the City and County of San Francisco except for a corner in the southwest -- the Sunset District and St. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... San Francisco redirects here. ...


With her election as Speaker, she is the first woman, the first Californian, and the first Italian-American to hold the Speakership. She is the second Speaker from a state west of the Rocky Mountains, with the first being Washington's Tom Foley, who was the last Democrat to hold the post before Pelosi. As Speaker of the House, Pelosi ranks second in the line of presidential succession, following Vice President Dick Cheney. Therefore, she is the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. Government. An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Thomas Stephen Foley (born March 26, 1929 in Spokane, Washington) is an American politician of the Democratic Party, having served as the most recent Democratic speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and ambassador to Japan. ... The presidential line of succession defines who may become or act as President of the United States upon the incapacity, death, resignation, or removal from office (by impeachment and subsequent conviction) of a sitting president or a president-elect. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ...

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Early life and career

Pelosi was born to Italian-American parents in Baltimore, Maryland.[1] The youngest of six children, she was involved with politics from an early age. Her father, Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., was a U.S. Congressman from Maryland and a Mayor of Baltimore. Her mother, Anunciata, was born in Italy and emigrated to the U.S. in 1911.[2] Thomas L. J. D'Alesandro III, one of her five brothers, also served as Mayor of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971. Baltimore redirects here. ... For other uses, see Politics (disambiguation). ... Thomas DAlesandro, Jr. ... Here is a list of mayors that have served the city of Baltimore, Maryland. ... Thomas DAlesandro III, brother of presumptive House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and son of former Baltimore Mayor Tommy DAlesandro Jr. ...


Pelosi graduated from Baltimore's Institute of Notre Dame high school and from Trinity College (now Trinity Washington University) in Washington, D.C. in 1962. Pelosi interned for Senator Daniel Brewster (D-Maryland) alongside future House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.[3] She met Paul Frank Pelosi (b. April 15, 1940 in San Francisco, California)[4] while she was attending Trinity College, and they both took a summer school class at Georgetown University called "The History of Africa, South of the Sahara."(http://www.house.gov/pelosi/prGeorgetown051802.htm) They married in a Catholic Church on September 7, 1963. After the couple married they moved to New York, and then to San Francisco in 1969, where his brother, Ronald Pelosi was a member of the City and County of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors (San Francisco has a united city and county government).[5] The Institute of Notre Dame is an all-girls Catholic high school located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... For other schools with similar names, see Trinity University and Trinity College. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Daniel B. Brewster Daniel Baugh Brewster (b. ... Steny Hamilton Hoyer (born June 14, 1939) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the Marylands 5th congressional district since 1981. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... Georgetown University is a Jesuit private university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Father John Carroll founded the school in 1789, though its roots extend back to 1634. ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city in California. ... In some counties, the legislature is the board of supervisors. ...


After moving to San Francisco, Pelosi worked her way up in Democratic politics. She was elected as party chairwoman for Northern California on January 30, 1977. She later joined forces with one of the leaders of the California Democratic Party, 5th District Congressman Phillip Burton. And in 1987, after her youngest child became a high school senior, she decided to run for political office. is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Phillip Burton (June 1, 1926 - April 10, 1983) was a United States Representative from California. ...


Pelosi is an honorary board member of the National Organization of Italian American Women. The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) is a sisterhood of diverse women from varied professional backgrounds. ...


Family

Pelosi has five children: Nancy Corinne, Christine, Jacqueline, Paul, and Alexandra, as well as seven grandchildren. Alexandra, a journalist, covered the Republican presidential campaigns in 2000 and made a film about the experience, Journeys with George. She also wrote a book on coverage of the 2004 campaigns. Alexandra Pelosi is a journalist, documentary filmmaker, and writer based in New York City. ... Journeys with George is a documentary by Alexandra Pelosi that follows George W. Bush for more than a year on his campaign trail to the presidency in 2000. ...


Financial status

The Pelosi family has a net worth of over US$25 million, primarily from Paul Pelosi's investments. In addition to their large portfolio of jointly owned San Francisco Bay Area real estate, he also has millions of dollars in stock from publicly traded companies such as Microsoft, Amazon.com and AT&T. In 2003, the Pelosi family sold their eight-acre (three hectare) Rutherford vineyard. Pelosi continues to be among the richest members of Congress.[6] The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... In finance, a portfolio is a collection of investments held by an institution or a private individual. ... Bay Area redirects here. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Amazon. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ... Rutherford is an unincorporated community in Napa County, California, United States. ...


Congressional career

Nancy Pelosi with one of her predecessors, the late House Speaker Tip O'Neill
Nancy Pelosi with one of her predecessors, the late House Speaker Tip O'Neill

Phillip Burton died in 1983 and was succeeded by his wife, Sala. In late 1986, Sala became ill with cancer and decided not to run for reelection in 1988. She picked Pelosi as her designated successor, guaranteeing her the support of the Burtons' contacts.[7] Sala died on February 1, 1987, just a month after being sworn in for a second full term. Pelosi won the special election to succeed her, narrowly defeating San Francisco Supervisor Harry Britt, and took office on June 2, 1987. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 780 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1259 × 968 pixel, file size: 910 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The late Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Tip ONeill with future fellow Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi http://speaker. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 780 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1259 × 968 pixel, file size: 910 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The late Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Tip ONeill with future fellow Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi http://speaker. ... Thomas Phillip ONeill, Jr. ... Sala Burton Sala Burton ( April 1, 1925 - February 1, 1987) was a United States Representative from California. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... Harry Britt is a gay political activist and former Supervisor for San Francisco, California. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 1987. ...


Pelosi represents one of the safest Democratic districts in the country. Democrats have held the seat since 1949, and Republicans, who currently make up only 13 percent of registered voters in the district, have not made a serious bid for the seat since the early 1960s. Pelosi has kept this tradition going. Since her initial victory in 1987, she has been reelected 10 times, receiving at least 75% of the vote. She has never participated in candidates' debates.[8] The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


In the House, she served on the Appropriations and Intelligence Committees, and was the ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee for two years. The Committee on Appropriations, or Appropriations Committee (often referred to as simply Appropriations, as in Hes on Appropriations) is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... The U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is a committee of the United States House of Representatives, currently chaired by Peter Hoekstra. ...

Pelosi swears in Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota for the 110th Congress
Pelosi swears in Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota for the 110th Congress

Keith Maurice Ellison (born August 4, 1963) is an American lawyer and politician who became the first Muslim[1][2] to be elected to the United States Congress when he won the vacant seat for Minnesotas 5th congressional district in the House of Representatives, one of eight congressional districts... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... The 110th United States Congress will be in session from noon on January 3, 2007 until noon on January 3, 2009. ...

Democratic Party leadership

In 2001, Pelosi was elected the House Minority Whip, second-in-command to Minority Leader Dick Gephardt of Missouri. She was the first woman in U.S. history to hold that position. Since then, she has campaigned for candidates in 30 states and in 90 Congressional districts, making her a vital factor for the Democratic Party. The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ... Richard Andrew Dick Gephardt (born January 31, 1941) is senior counsel at the global law firm DLA Piper and a former prominent American politician of the Democratic Party. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


In 2002, after Gephardt resigned as minority leader to seek the Democratic nomination in the 2004 presidential election, Pelosi was elected to replace him, becoming the first woman to lead a minority and major party in the House. Presidential election results map. ...

Pelosi and House Minority Whip (now Majority Leader) Steny Hoyer meeting with President George W. Bush on November 9, 2006
Pelosi and House Minority Whip (now Majority Leader) Steny Hoyer meeting with President George W. Bush on November 9, 2006

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Blocking of impeachment proceedings against Bush

In the wake of George W. Bush's reelection in 2004, several leading House Democrats, including John Conyers of Michigan (then the ranking Democrat, and now the chairman, of the House Judiciary Committee) believed that Democrats should pursue impeachment proceedings against the president. They asserted that Bush had misled Congress about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and had violated the civil liberties of Americans by authorizing wiretaps without a warrant. John Conyers, Jr. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, or (more commonly) the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... The movement to impeach George W. Bush refers to actions and commentary within the public and private spheres tending towards support for the impeachment of United States President George W. Bush. ... For the Xzibit album, see Weapons of Mass Destruction (album). ... For the related controversy about data-mining of domestic call records see NSA call database. ...


In May 2006, with an eye on the upcoming Congressional elections — which offered the possibility of Democrats taking back control of the House for the first time since 1994 — Pelosi told colleagues that, while the Democrats would conduct vigorous oversight of Bush administration policy, an impeachment investigation was "off the table." (A week earlier, she had told the Washington Post that, although Democrats would not set out to impeach the president, "you never know where" investigations might lead.)[9] ...


Since becoming Speaker of the House in January 2007, Pelosi has held firm against impeachment, notwithstanding strong support for that course of action among constituents in her home district. In early July 2007, antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan announced that unless Pelosi moved to impeach Bush by July 23, Sheehan would run against Pelosi as an independent candidate in the 2008 election.[10] Anti war protest in Melbourne, Australia, 2003 Anti-war is a term that is widely adopted by any social movement or person that seeks to end or oppose a future or current war. ... Cindy Sheehan gives the peace sign in front of the White House in 2006. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi

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Democratic nomination and election as Speaker

On November 16, 2006, Pelosi was unanimously chosen as the Democratic candidate for Speaker, effectively making her Speaker-elect. While the Speaker is elected by the full House membership, in modern practice the election is a formality, since the Speaker always comes from the majority party. is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Pelosi supported her longtime friend,[11] John Murtha of Pennsylvania for the position of House Majority Leader, the second-ranking post in the House Democratic caucus. His competitor was House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland, who had been Pelosi's second-in-command since 2003. Pelosi and Hoyer had a somewhat frosty relationship dating back to 2001, when they ran against each other for minority whip. However, Hoyer was elected as House Majority Leader over Murtha by a margin of 149-86 within the caucus.[12] John Patrick “Jack” Murtha, Jr. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives acts as the leader of the party that has a majority control of the seats in the house (at least 218 of the 435 seats). ... The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ... Steny Hamilton Hoyer (born June 14, 1939) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the Marylands 5th congressional district since 1981. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N...


On January 3, Pelosi defeated Republican John Boehner of Ohio with 233 votes compared to his 202 votes in the election for Speaker of the House.[13] She was nominated by Rahm Emmanuel of Illinois, the incoming chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and sworn in by her longtime friend, John Dingell of Michigan. Dingell, as the longest-serving member of the House, traditionally swears in the Speaker. John Andrew Boehner (pronounced Bay-Ner), born November 17, 1949, is an American politician of the Republican Party who served as House Majority Leader in the 109th Congress, and a U.S. Representative from Ohios 8th congressional district, which includes parts of the city of Dayton as well as... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Rahm Emanuel Rahm I. Emanuel (born November 29, 1959), an American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing the 5th Congressional District of Illinois, which covers the northside of Chicago and parts of Cook County. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Rep. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...

Pelosi (right) with Vice President Dick Cheney behind President George W. Bush at the 2007 State of the Union Address making history as the first woman to sit behind the podium at such an address. President Bush acknowledged this by beginning his speech with the words, "Tonight, I have a high privilege and distinct honor of my own — as the first President to begin the State of the Union message with these words: Madam Speaker."
Pelosi (right) with Vice President Dick Cheney behind President George W. Bush at the 2007 State of the Union Address making history as the first woman to sit behind the podium at such an address. President Bush acknowledged this by beginning his speech with the words, "Tonight, I have a high privilege and distinct honor of my own — as the first President to begin the State of the Union message with these words: Madam Speaker."[14]

With her election, Pelosi became the first woman, the first Californian and the first Italian-American to hold the Speakership. She is also the second Speaker from a state west of the Rocky Mountains. The first was Washington's Tom Foley, the last Democrat to hold the post before Pelosi. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (515 × 772 pixel, file size: 138 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nancy Pelosi 2007... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (515 × 772 pixel, file size: 138 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nancy Pelosi 2007... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... George W. Bush during the speech, with Dick Cheney and Nancy Pelosi behind him. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Thomas Stephen Foley (born March 26, 1929 in Spokane, Washington) is an American politician of the Democratic Party, having served as the most recent Democratic speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and ambassador to Japan. ...


In her speech to Congress she stated:

"I accept this gavel in the spirit of partnership, not partisanship, and look forward to working with you on behalf of the American people. In this House, we may belong to different parties, but we serve one country."[15]

During her speech, she discussed the historical importance of being the first female to hold the Speaker's position:

"This is a historic moment — for the Congress, and for the women of this country. It is a moment for which we have waited more than 200 years. Never losing faith, we waited through the many years of struggle to achieve our rights. But women weren't just waiting; women were working. Never losing faith, we worked to redeem the promise of America, that all men and women are created equal. For our daughters and granddaughters, today, we have broken the marble ceiling. For our daughters and our granddaughters, the sky is the limit, anything is possible for them."[15] The term glass ceiling refers to situations where the advancement of a person within the hierarchy of an organization is limited. ...

She also spoke on Iraq as the major issue facing the 110th Congress while incorporating some Democratic Party beliefs:

"The election of 2006 was a call to change — not merely to change the control of Congress, but for a new direction for our country. Nowhere were the American people more clear about the need for a new direction than in Iraq. The American people rejected an open-ended obligation to a war without end."[15]

As Speaker, Pelosi is still the leader of the House Democrats. However, by tradition, she does not normally participate in debate (though she has the right to do so), and almost never votes on the floor. She is also not a member of any House committees.


Since being elected Speaker, the approval rating of the divided Congress has dropped to a historic low of less than 20% due primarily to public frustration over Congress' inability to affect Bush's Iraq policy.[16] Individually, the approval rating of Republicans in Congress is 36%, while the approval rating of Democrats is at 44%.[16][17] Pelosi has also come under fire from Democratic activists for not being aggressive enough in confronting Bush, despite the president's low approval ratings.


The "Hundred Hours"

Main article: 100-Hour Plan

Prior to the U.S. 2006 midterm elections, Pelosi announced a plan for action: If elected, she and the newly-empowered Democratic caucus would push through most of its program during the first hundred hours of the 110th Congress' term.[18] Later she said this referred to business hours rather than clock time, and began on the Tuesday (January 9, 2007) after the swearing-in ceremony on January 4th. The 100-Hour Plan is a United States Democratic Party political strategy detailing the actions the party will pursue upon assuming leadership of the 110th Congress on January 4, 2007. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • The 2006 United States midterm elections were held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. ... The 100-Hour Plan is a United States Democratic Party political strategy detailing the actions the party will pursue upon assuming leadership of the 110th Congress on January 4, 2007. ...


The origin for the name "first hundred hours" is a play on words derived from former Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt's promise for quick action on the part of government (to combat the Great Depression) during his "first hundred days" in office. Newt Gingrich, the former Republican Speaker, had a similar 100-day agenda to implement the Contract with America. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... FDR redirects here. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... This article is about the policy program of US President Franklin D Roosevelt. ... Newton Leroy Gingrich, (born June 17, 1943), served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. ... The Contract with America was a document released by the Republican Party of the United States during the 1994 Congressional election campaign. ...

Pelosi with President Bush, March 29, 2007
Pelosi with President Bush, March 29, 2007

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Opposition to Iraq War troop surge of 2007

On January 5, 2007 reacting to suggestions from President Bush’s confidantes that he would increase troop levels in Iraq (which he announced in a speech a few days later) Pelosi joined with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to condemn the plan. They sent Bush a letter saying, “there is no purely military solution in Iraq. There is only a political solution. Adding more combat troops will only endanger more Americans and stretch our military to the breaking point for no strategic gain. Rather than deploy additional forces to Iraq, we believe the way forward is to begin the phased redeployment of our forces in the next four to six months, while shifting the principal mission of our forces there from combat to training, logistics, force protection and counter-terror.”[19] “The New Way Forward” redirects here. ... Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party. ...


2008 Democratic National Convention

Speaker Pelosi has been named Permanent Chair of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.[20] The 2008 Democratic National Convention will be held from August 25 to August 28 in Denver, Colorado. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ...


Foreign policy

Pelosi (right) with House Minority Leader John Boehner (left) and President Bush (center), March 29, 2007
Pelosi (right) with House Minority Leader John Boehner (left) and President Bush (center), March 29, 2007

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2007 trip to Israel and Syria

Pelosi was one of seven American lawmakers to participate in a 2007 Mideast tour — with Keith Ellison (D-MN), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Tom Lantos (D-CA), Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Nick Rahall (D-WV), and David Hobson (R-OH) — that included stops in Israel, Syria,[21] the Palestinian territories, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. Three Republican congressmen — Frank Wolf, Joe Pitts and Robert Aderholt — met with Syrian President Bashar Assad earlier. Pelosi had the opportunity to address the Israeli Knesset where she expressed concern "that the new (Hamas-Fatah) Palestinian government, some of the people in the government, continue to remain committed to the existence of Israel." An Israeli spokeswoman said Pelosi would convey "that Israel is willing to talk if they (Syria) would openly take steps to stop supporting terrorism" in order to be "a partner for negotiations." The delegation talked "extensively" with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert about a relaunched 2002 Saudi peace plan with Israel, which Olmert welcomed as a "new way of thinking, the willingness to recognize Israel as an established fact and to debate the conditions of the future solution," but expressed reservations over the plan and invited Arab leaders to discuss them. The delegation met with the families of the three kidnapped Israeli soldiers during the visit and Pelosi said she planned to raise the issue when she met with Assad. Keith Maurice Ellison (born August 4, 1963) is an American lawyer and politician who became the first Muslim[1][2] to be elected to the United States Congress when he won the vacant seat for Minnesotas 5th congressional district in the House of Representatives, one of eight congressional districts... Henry Arnold Waxman (born September 12, 1939 in Los Angeles, California) is an American politician. ... Thomas Peter Tom Lantos, Ph. ... Louise McIntosh Slaughter (b. ... Nick Joe Rahall II (born May 20, 1949), American politician of Lebanese descent, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing West Virginias 3rd Congressional District since 1977(map). ... David Lee Hobson (born October 17, 1936) is an American politician of the Republican Party who serves as a U.S. representative from the seventh congressional district of Ohio, based in Springfield. ... This article is about the Palestinian territories as a geopolitical phenomenon. ... Frank Rudolph Wolf, born January 30, 1939, American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1981. ... Joseph R. Pitts (b. ... Robert Aderholt (born July 22, 1965) is an American politician and a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing Alabamas 4th congressional district. ... Bashar al_Assad Bashar al_Assad (بشار الاسد) (born September 11, 1965) is the current President of Syria and the son of former President Hafez al-Assad. ... Type Unicameral Speaker of the Knesset Dalia Itzik, Kadima since May 4, 2006 Deputy Speaker Majalli Wahabi, Kadima since May 4, 2006 Members 120 Political groups Kadima Labour-Meimad Shas Likud Last elections March 28, 2006 Meeting place Knesset, Jerusalem, Israel Web site www. ... Combatants Hamas Fatah Strength 10,000 (mostly in Gaza)[1] 60,000 (mostly in the W. Bank)[2] Casualties 39 killed 74 killed 29 civilians killed 354 wounded on both sides (at least) The Palestinian factional violence began after the ruling Hamas party accused Fatah of trying to kill the... Ehud Olmert (‎; Arabic: ‎; pronounced , born 30 September 1945) is the twelfth and current Prime Minister of Israel. ...


At a press conference after her meeting with Assad, Pelosi said that she had conveyed a message from Olmert to Syrian President Assad saying that Olmert was ready to negotiate for peace. Olmert's office later clarified what he had actually told Pelosi, saying that "although Israel is interested in peace with Syria, that country continues to be part of the axis of evil and a force that encourages terror in the entire Middle East."[22] Sources at the Israeli Prime Minister's Office at the time said that, "Pelosi took part of the things that were said in the meeting, and used what suited her."[23]


The Bush Administration disapproves of Syria's backing of Hamas and Hezbollah and says Syria is destabilizing Lebanon's government as well as fueling Iraq's violence by allowing Sunni insurgents to operate from its territory. Syrian officials have been implicated in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese premier Rafik Hariri in Beirut, and the U.S. subsequently withdrew its ambassador. Pelosi still holds out hope for a peaceful solution, stating that "the road to Damascus is a road to peace."[24] Rafik Bahaeddine Al-Hariri — (November 1, 1944 – February 14, 2005), (Arabic: ) a self-made billionaire and business tycoon, was Prime Minister of Lebanon from 1992 to 1998 and again from 2000 until his resignation on 20 October 2004. ... This article is about the Lebanese city. ...


Later, in Saudi Arabia, Pelosi met with King Abdullah. Pelosi visited the Shura Council, the kingdom's unelected advisory council, and raised the issue of Saudi Arabia's lack of female politicians with Saudi officials.[25] U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney walks with newly crowned King Abdullah, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell during a retreat at King Abdullahs Farm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, August 2005. ...


China

On March 21, 2008, Pelosi criticized China for its handling of the unrest in Tibet and called on "freedom-loving people" worldwide to denounce China.[26] She was quoted as saying, "The situation in Tibet is a challenge to the conscience of the world", while addressing a crowd of thousands of Tibetans in Dharmsala, India.[26] She however did not call for an Olympic boycott.[27] is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be celebrated from August 8, 2008, to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony commencing at 08:08:08 pm CST (12:08:08 UTC) at the Beijing National Stadium in...


Colombia

Pelosi publicly scolded Colombian President Alvaro Uribe during Uribe's May 2007 state trip to America. Rather than meet with Uribe, Pelosi released a statement that "expressed growing concerns about the serious allegations" between Paramilitary groups and Colombian government officials.[28] Pelosi also came out against the Colombian free trade agreement.[29] lvaro Uribe V lez (born July 4, 1952) is the President of Colombia (since 2002). ... Paramilitary designates forces whose function and organization are similar to those of a professional military force, but which are not regarded as having the same status. ...

Pelosi with former Vice President Al Gore, March 21, 2007
Pelosi with former Vice President Al Gore, March 21, 2007

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Cuba

Pelosi voted in favor of keeping the travel restrictions on American citizens to Cuba, until the President has certified that Cuba has released all political prisoners, and extradited all individuals sought by the U.S. on charges of air piracy, drug trafficking and murder.[30] A political prisoner is anyone held in prison or otherwise detained, perhaps under house arrest, because their ideas or image either challenge or pose a real or potential threat to the state. ... Retail selling Street selling is the bottom of the chain and can be accomplished through purchasing from prostitutes, through cloaked retail stores or refuse houses for users in the act located in red-light districts which often also deal in paraphernalia, dealers marketing merriment at night clubs and other events...


North Korea

Pelosi discussed North Korea's missile launches with the following: "North Korea is moving outside the circle of acceptable behavior and is threatening the region, the United States, and the world. We must use every possible tool to stop North Korea’s unacceptable, provocative actions including six party, multilateral, and bilateral diplomatic negotiations."[31]


Turkey

In mid-October 2007, after the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a resolution to label the 1915 killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide, Pelosi pledged to bring the measure to a vote.[32] The draft resolution prompted warnings from President Bush and fierce criticism from Turkey, with Turkey's prime minister saying that approval of the resolution would endanger U.S.-Turkey relations.[33] After House support eroded, the measure's sponsors dropped their call for a vote, and in late October Pelosi agreed to set the matter aside.[34]


Political positions and voting record

Pelosi (L) and President Bush (R) with Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Bertie Ahern (C) in March 2007
Pelosi (L) and President Bush (R) with Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Bertie Ahern (C) in March 2007

Pelosi is regarded as a liberal, in part because she represents most of San Francisco, well known for its tradition of left-leaning politics. She consistently receives high ratings from liberal lobbying groups such as Americans for Democratic Action and People for the American Way,[35] and she has a lifetime rating of 3 from the right-leaning American Conservative Union.[36] During the 2004 and 2006 election cycles, Republicans frequently used the prospect of a "San Francisco liberal" or "Bay Area liberal" becoming Speaker as a tool to win votes, especially in the South. She was a founding member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, but left in 2003 after being elected Minority Leader. She felt that it would be inappropriate for her to be a member of any caucuses. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Taoiseach (IPA: , phonetic: TEE-shock — plural: Taoisigh ( or ), also referred to as An Taoiseach [1], is the head of government or prime minister of the Republic of Ireland . ... Patrick Bartholomew Bertie Ahern (Irish: Pádraig Parthalán Ó hEachthairn, born 12 September 1951) is an Irish politician who served as the Taoiseach of Ireland from 26 June 1997 to 7 May 2008. ... This article discusses the history and development of various notions of liberalism in the United States. ... Americans For Democratic Action (ADA) was formed in January 1947, when Eleanor Roosevelt, John Kenneth Galbraith, Reinhold Niebuhr, Hubert Humphrey and 200 other activists. ... People For the American Way (PFAW) is a liberal, self described progressive advocacy organization in the United States. ... The American Conservative Union (ACU) is a large conservative political lobbying group in the United States. ... This article is about the city in California. ... The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) the single largest caucus in the United States House of Representatives, and works together to advance progressive issues and causes. ...


Among Pelosi's Democratic colleagues, she is considered to be far less liberal than portrayed. Her longtime friend, Jim McDermott of Washington, told Newsweek that he and other left-leaning Democratic congressmen sometimes wish that "she would tilt a little more our way from time to time." During the 2006 campaign, corporate consultants suggested that the Democrats portray themselves as a party that governed for all. As Speaker, Pelosi has tried to focus more on economic than social issues.[37] James Adelbert Jim McDermott (born December 28, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois) is the current U.S. Representative for Washingtons 7th congressional district. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...


In San Francisco, Pelosi is sometimes seen as being a moderate or even a conservative rather than a liberal, which has led to some conflicts with her constituents, particularly with anti-war activists.[38][39] Nonetheless, she has never faced a serious challenger in the Democratic primary.


Abortion

Pelosi supports the legality of abortion. She voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 and earlier attempts at similar bans.[40] She voted in favor of the 1998 Abortion Funding Amendment, which allowed the use of district funds to promote abortion-related activities.[40] She has also voted in favor of using federal funds to perform abortions in overseas military facilities, against parental notification when a minor is transported across state lines for an abortion, and in favor of providing funding for organizations working overseas that promote or perform abortions and abortion-related activities.[40] The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (Public Law 108-105, HR 760, S 3, 18 U.S. Code 1531)[1] (or PBA Ban) is a United States law prohibiting a form of late-term abortion that the Act calls partial-birth abortion. ...


Budget and taxes

Pelosi has been an advocate for a balanced budget, though she voted against the 1995 Balanced Budget Proposed Constitutional Amendment, which was passed by the House by a 300-132 vote, but in the Senate fell two votes short of the 2/3 supermajority required (with 65 out of 100 Senators voting in favor).[41] Balanced Budget Amendment is any one of various proposed amendments to the United States Constitution which would require a balance in the projected revenues and expenditures of the United States government. ...


Civil liberties

The ACLU's Congressional Scorecard has given Pelosi a lifetime rating of 93% for her voting record on civil liberties.[42] In 2001, she voted in favor of the USA Patriot Act but voted against reauthorization of certain provisions in 2005.[43] She voted against a Constitutional amendment banning flag-burning[44] and against a Congressional resolution supporting the display of the Ten Commandments in courtrooms.[45] The American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, is a non_governmental organization devoted to defending civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. ... In the United States, the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-56), known as the USA PATRIOT Act or simply the Patriot Act, is an Act of Congress which President George W. Bush signed into law... For other uses, see Ten Commandments (disambiguation). ...


Education

Pelosi voted for the No Child Left Behind Act, which instituted testing to track students' progress and authorized an increase in overall education spending.[46] President Bush signing the bipartisan No Child Left Behind Act at Hamilton H.S. in Hamilton, Ohio. ...


Environment and energy

Pelosi has supported the development of new technologies to reduce U.S. dependence upon foreign oil and ameliorate the adverse environmental effects of burning fossil fuels.[47] Pelosi has widely supported conservation programs and energy research appropriations. Pelosi has also voted to remove an amendment that would allow for oil and gas exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.[48] The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) covers 19,049,236 acres (79,318 km²) in northeastern Alaska, in the North Slope region. ...


Gun control

Pelosi is strongly pro-gun control. In particular, she believes that gun manufacturers should be held responsible for the (mis)use of guns. The NRA has given her an F rating, indicating a strongly anti-gun stance.[49] This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and personal protection firearm rights...


Health care

Speaker Pelosi has voted to increase Medicare and Medicaid benefits.[50] President Johnson signing the Medicare amendment. ... Medicaid is the US health insurance program for individuals and families with low incomes and resources. ...

Pelosi at San Francisco's 2006 Chinese New Year Festival and Parade
Pelosi at San Francisco's 2006 Chinese New Year Festival and Parade

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Immigration

Pelosi has been a supporter of rights for immigrants in the U.S.,[51] including those who enter illegally.[citation needed] She voted against the Secure Fence Act of 2006.[52] Immigration is the movement of people into one place from another. ... Illegal alien and Illegal aliens redirect here. ... President George W. Bush signs the Secure Fence Act of 2006, in the Roosevelt Room on October 26, 2006. ...


Iraq War

In 2002, Pelosi opposed the Iraq Resolution authorizing President Bush to use military force against Iraq,[53] while stating that Iraq, like "other countries of concern", had WMD.[54] In explaining her opposition to the resolution, Pelosi noted that Central Intelligence Agency Director George Tenet had told Congress that the likelihood of Iraq's Saddam Hussein launching an attack on the U.S. using weapons of mass destruction was low. "This is about the Constitution," Pelosi said. "It is about this Congress asserting its right to declare war when we are fully aware what the challenges are to us. It is about respecting the United Nations and a multilateral approach, which is safer for our troops." Iraq Resolution and Iraq War Resolution are popular names for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public law 107-243, 116 Stat. ... CIA redirects here. ... George John Tenet (born January 5, 1953) was previously the Director of Central Intelligence for the United States Central Intelligence Agency and is Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq and Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council from 1979 until his overthrow by US forces in 2003. ... UN redirects here. ...


LGBT issues

Pelosi received a 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign for the 107th,108th, and 109th sessions of Congress, indicating that she voted in agreement with HRC's slate of pro-gay legislative issues.[55] In 1996 she voted against the Defense of Marriage Act,[56] and in 2004 and 2006, she voted against the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment, which would amend the United States Constitution to define marriage federally as being between one man and one woman, thereby overriding states' individual rights to legalize gay marriage.[57][58] HRC logo The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equal rights organization in the United States. ... 2001-2003 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from January 3, 2001 to December 20, 2001 The second session took place in Washington, DC from January 23, 2002 to November 22, 2002 President George W. Bush addressing a joint session of Congress, regarding the September... United States Capitol (2002) // The One Hundred Eighth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, comprised of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. ... United States Capitol (2002) // The One Hundred Ninth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, comprised of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is the commonly-used name of a federal law of the United States that is officially known as Pub. ... The United States Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution which would define marriage in the United States as a union of one man and one woman. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: The United States Constitution The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ...


Lobbyist guidelines and ethics issues

Pelosi introduced the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act to Congress. The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act proposes a set of rules aimed at reducing the amount of corruption in Congress by lobbyists. ...


Middle East conflict

Pelosi reaffirms that "America and Israel share an unbreakable bond: in peace and war; and in prosperity and in hardship."[59] Pelosi emphasized that "a strong relationship between the United States and Israel has long been supported by both Democrats and Republicans. America's commitment to the safety and security of the State of Israel is unwavering,...[h]owever, the war in Iraq has made both America and Israel less safe." Pelosi's voting record shows consistent support for Israel. Prior to 2006 elections in the Palestinian Authority, she voted for a Congressional initiative disapproving of participation in the elections by Hamas and other organizations defined as terrorist by the legislation. She agrees with the current U.S. stance in support of land-for-peace. She has applauded Israeli "hopeful signs" of offering land, while criticizing Palestinian "threats" of not demonstrating peace in turn. She states, "If the Palestinians agree to coordinate with Israel on the evacuation, establish the rule of law, and demonstrate a capacity to govern, the world may be convinced that finally there is a real partner for peace."[59] There have been three conflicts in the late 20th century and early 21st century called Gulf War, all of which refer to conflicts in the Persian Gulf region: Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) (aka First Gulf War). ... Hamas (; acronym: , or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement[1]) is a Palestinian Sunni Islamist[2][3] militant organization and political party. ...


Pelosi supports the Syria Accountability Act and Iran Freedom and Support Act. In a speech at the AIPAC 2005 annual conference, Pelosi said that "for too long, leaders from both parties haven't done enough" to put pressure on Russia and China who are providing Iran with technological information on nuclear issues and missiles. "If evidence of participation by other nations in Iran's nuclear program is discovered, I will insist that the Administration use, rather than ignore, the evidence in determining how the U.S. deals with that nation or nations on other issues."[60] The Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act is a bill of the United States Congress passed into law on December 12, 2003. ... The Iran Freedom and Support Act of 2005 (S. 333) is an act passed by the United States Congress that appropriates $10 million and directs the President of the United States to spend that money in support of groups opposed to the Iranian government. ... The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is an American advocacy group that lobbies the United States Congress and White House in favor of a strong US-Israel relationship. ...


During the 2006 Lebanon War, Pelosi voted in favor of Resolution 921 on the count that "the seizure of Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah terrorists was an unprovoked attack and Israel has the right, and indeed the obligation, to respond." She argues organizations and political bodies in the Mideast like Hamas and Hezbollah "have a greater interest in maintaining a state of hostility with Israel than in improving the lives of the people they claim to represent." Pelosi asserts that civilians on both sides of the border "have been put at risk by the aggression of Hamas and Hezbollah" in part for their use of "civilians as shields by concealing weapons in civilian areas."[61] Belligerents Hezbollah Amal[1] LCP[2] PFLP-GC[3] Israel Commanders Hassan Nasrallah Imad Mughniyeh Dan Halutz Moshe Kaplinsky[4] Udi Adam Strength 600-1,000 active fighters 3,000-10,000 reservists[5] Up to 10,000 ground troops. ... For other uses, see Hezbollah (disambiguation). ... Hamas (; acronym: , or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement[1]) is a Palestinian Sunni Islamist[2][3] militant organization and political party. ... For other uses, see Hezbollah (disambiguation). ...


In a February 15, 2007 interview, Pelosi noted that Bush consistently said he supports a diplomatic resolution to differences with Iran "and I take him at his word." At the same time, she said, "I do believe that Congress should assert itself, though, and make it very clear that there is no previous authority for the president, any president, to go into Iran."[62] On January 12, 2007, Congressman Walter B. Jones of North Carolina introduced a resolution[63] requiring that — absent a national emergency created by an attack, or a demonstrably imminent attack, by Iran upon the United States or its armed forces — the President must consult with Congress and receive specific authorization prior to initiating any use of military force against Iran.[64] This resolution was removed from a military spending bill for the war in Iraq by Pelosi on March 13, 2007.[65] is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Walter Beaman Jones, Jr. ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Carolinian Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th in the US  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (340 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On February 15, 2007, Pelosi said President Bush lacks the authority to invade Iran without specific approval from Congress, "I do believe that Congress should assert itself, though, and make it very clear that there is no previous authority for the president, any president, to go into Iran."[66] is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Military draft

In regards to Representative Charles Rangel's (D-NY) plan to introduce legislation that would reinstate the draft, Pelosi stated that she did not support such legislation.[67] Charles Bernard Rangel Charles Bernard Rangel (born June 11, American politician. ...


Minimum wage

As Speaker of the House, she also spearheaded the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 as part of the 100-Hour Plan. The Act raises the minimum wage in the United States and the territories of the Northern Marianas Islands and American Samoa. American Samoa was initially absent from the act, but as part of HR 2206 it was included. One Republican congressman who voted against the initial bill accused Pelosi of unethically benefiting Del Monte Foods (headquartered in her district) by the exclusion of the territory, where Del Monte's StarKist Tuna brand is a major employer.[68] Pelosi co-sponsored legislation that omitted American Samoa from a raise in the minimum wage as early as 1999, prior to Del Monte's acquisition of StarKist Tuna in 2002.[69] As of the 2002, 2004, and 2006 election cycles, Del Monte has not contributed to Democratic candidates.[70] The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on January 5, 2007 and passed on January 10. ... The 100-Hour Plan is a United States Democratic Party political strategy detailing the actions the party will pursue upon assuming leadership of the 110th Congress on January 4, 2007. ... The minimum wage is the minimum rate a worker can legally be paid (usually per hour) as opposed to wages that are determined by the forces of supply and demand in a free market. ... The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is a commonwealth in political union with the United States of America at a strategic location in the West Pacific Ocean. ... The U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007, House Resolution 2206, is an emergency appropriations act passed by the 110th United States Congress and signed into law by George W. Bush on May 25, 2007 that provides funding for the Iraq War through... Del Monte Foods (NYSE: DLM) is an American food production and distribution company based in San Francisco, California. ... Charlie Tuna Charlie the Tuna, the cartoon mascot tuna for StarKist Tuna, was created by Tom Rogers of the Leo Burnett Agency after StarKist hired Leo Burnett in 1961. ...


Waterboarding

Pelosi officially opposes the interrogation technique of waterboarding.[71] In 2002, Pelosi and several other Congressional leaders received a briefing on then-secret interrogation techniques including waterboarding, and did not object to the technique.[72] Pelosi's office stated that she eventually did protest the technique and that she concurred with objections raised by a Democratic colleague in a letter to the C.I.A. in early 2003.[71] Painting of waterboarding at Cambodias Tuol Sleng Prison, by former inmate Vann Nath. ...


Electoral history

Pelosi's only close race so far has been the special election to succeed Sala Burton's seat after her death in February 1987. In the special election's Democratic primary, Pelosi narrowly defeated San Francisco Supervisor Harry Britt, considered the more "progressive" candidate, with 36 percent of the vote to his 32 percent.[7][73] In the runoff against Republican candidate Harriet Ross, Pelosi received more than a 2 to 1 majority of cast votes in a turnout that comprised about 24% of eligible voters.[74] Since then, Pelosi has enjoyed overwhelming support in her political career, collecting 76 and 77 percent of the vote in California's 5th congressional district for the 1988 and 1990 Race for U.S. House of Representatives. In 1992, after the redistricting from the 1990 Census, Pelosi ran in California's 8th congressional district, which now covered the San Francisco area. She has continued to post impressive results since, dropping beneath 80 percent of the vote only once.[75] Harry Britt is a gay political activist and former Supervisor for San Francisco, California. ... Map Californias Fifth Congressional District currently covers Sacramento, California and the surrounding area. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... Map The 8th congressional district of California covers most of the City and County of San Francisco except for a corner in the southwest -- the Sunset District and St. ...

California's 5th congressional district Results 1986–1990[76]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
1986 Sala Burton * 122,688 75% Mike Garza 36,039 22% Samuel K. Grove Libertarian 2,409 1% Theodore Zuur Peace and Freedom 2,078 1%
1988 Nancy Pelosi 133,530 76% Bruce Michael O'Neill 33,692 19% Theodore Zuur Peace and Freedom 3,975 2% Samuel K. Grove Libertarian 3,561 2%
1990 Nancy Pelosi 120,633 77% Alan Nichols 35,671 23%
* Sala Burton died while in office; Nancy Pelosi won a close Democratic primary with 36% of the vote. She then easily won the runoff with ~63% of the vote to serve out the remainder of Burton's term.
California's 8th congressional district Results 1992–2006[76][77][78]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
1992 Nancy Pelosi 191,906 82% Marc Wolin 25,693 11% Cesar G. Cadabes Peace and Freedom 7,572 3% James R. Elwood Libertarian 7,511 3%
1994 Nancy Pelosi 137,642 82% Elsa C. Cheung 30,528 18%
1996 Nancy Pelosi 175,216 84% Justin Raimondo 25,739 12% David Smithstein Natural Law 6,783 3%
1998 Nancy Pelosi 148,027 86% David J. Martz 20,718 12% David Smithstein Natural Law 3,654 2%
2000 Nancy Pelosi 181,847 84% Adam Sparks 25,298 12% Erik Bauman Libertarian 5,645 3% David Smithstein Natural Law 2,638 1%
2002 Nancy Pelosi 127,684 80% G. Michael German 20,063 13% Jay Pond Green 10,033 6% Ira Spivack Libertarian 2,659 2%
2004 Nancy Pelosi 224,017 83% Jennifer DePalma 31,074 12% Leilani Dowell Peace and Freedom 9,527 4% Terry Baum Write-in * (Green) 5,446 2%
2006 Nancy Pelosi 110,989 80% Mike DeNunzio 14,596 11% Krissy Keefer Green 10,422 8% Philip Berg Libertarian 2,054 1%
* Write-in notes: According to the Clerk's office, there were 9 write-in votes registered in 1992; 1 write-in vote in 1994; and 2 write-ins in 2002. In 2004, Terry Baum waged a write-in campaign after being disqualified from the ballot under the aegis of the Green Party, but write-ins technically do not have a party.

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President Bush meets with Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer (then House Minority Leader and Minority Whip, respectively) at the Oval Office in the White House. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ The Italian American Congressional Delegation. Order Sons of Italy in America (2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-12.
  2. ^ Ancestry of Nancy Pelosi
  3. ^ Jonathan Weisman and Lois Romano. "Pelosi Splits Democrats With Push For Murtha", Washington Post, November 16, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-11-16. 
  4. ^ Date of birth found on the California Birth Index 1905-1995, under Pelosi, Paul Frank, on 15 April 1940 in San Francisco.
  5. ^ "The First APA Supervisor", Asianweek.com, URL retrieved 10 December 2006
  6. ^ Zachary Coile. "Bay lawmakers among wealthiest Feinstein and Pelosi continue to top the list of the richest members of Congress", The San Francisco Chronicle, 2004-06-26. Retrieved on 2007-01-05. 
  7. ^ a b Is this the new face of the Democratic Party? Accessed 2007-05-29.
  8. ^ Edward Epstein: “CAMPAIGN 2006: Eighth Congressional District / 3 challengers fight for Pelosi seat,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 20, 2006, p. B-1, retrieved October 29, 2006.
  9. ^ "Democrats Won't Try To Impeach President", from the Washington Post 2006-05-12
  10. ^ "Sheehan considers challenge to Pelosi", by Angela K. Brown, Associated Press, July 8, 2007.
  11. ^ FOXNews.com - Hoyer Wins House Majority Leader Race, Giving Pelosi First Setback - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum
  12. ^ "Democrats defy Pelosi, elect Hoyer House leader", Reuters, November 16, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-11-16. 
  13. ^ Deirdre Walsh. "Pelosi becomes first woman House speaker", CNN.com, January 4, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-01-04. 
  14. ^ Bush, George W. (2007-01-23). President Bush Delivers State of the Union Address. The White House. Retrieved on 2007-08-26.
  15. ^ a b c SFGate.com (2006). Text of Nancy Pelosi's speech. Retrieved January 6, 2007.
  16. ^ a b ABC News: Congress' Approval Ratings Sinking Fast
  17. ^ Gallup.com
  18. ^ Office of the Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
  19. ^ Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (01/05/2007). Congressional Leaders Call on President to Reject Flawed Iraq Troop Surge. Retrieved on 2007-01-24
  20. ^ Democrats Announce 2008 Convention Chairs http://www.demconvention.com/democrats-announce-2008-convention-chairs-2/
  21. ^ Illegal Diplomacy - WSJ.com
  22. ^ Pelosi's Delegation Presses Syrian Leader on Militants
  23. ^ PMO: Pelosi did not carry any message from Israel to Assad
  24. ^ Karin Laub. "Olmert seeks regional peace conference", AP via Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 1, 2007. 
  25. ^ US Congress leader in Saudi Arabia, day after meeting Syria's Assad
  26. ^ a b "U.S. House speaker critical of China over Tibet", CNN, 2008-03-20. Retrieved on 2008-03-20. 
  27. ^ "Pelosi urges world to condemn China over crackdown", The Guardian, 2008-03-22. Retrieved on 2008-03-23. 
  28. ^ Colombian President Defends His Government. Retrieved on 2007-10-04.
  29. ^ Pelosi, Hoyer, Rangel, and Levin Statement on Trade. Retrieved on 2007-09-26.
  30. ^ Nancy Pelosi on Foreign Policy
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  32. ^ US House Speaker: Armenian Genocide Measure Will Go Forward. Retrieved on 2007-10-11.
  33. ^ Turkey's PM says U.S. relations in danger. Retrieved on 2007-10-12.
  34. ^ Walsh, Diedre. "Vote on Armenian 'genocide' resolution put off", CNN, 2007-10-25. Retrieved on 2007-10-29. 
  35. ^ Representative Nancy Pelosi: Interest Group Ratings: Liberal, Project Vote Smart, accessed November 11, 2007
  36. ^ 2006 U.S House Votes
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  38. ^ Erin McCormick: “SAN FRANCISCO / Anti-war activists take Pelosi to task / Minority leader negotiates with lawmakers to her right,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 15, 2006, p. B-1, retrieved December 29, 2006.
  39. ^ Bill Steigerwald: “FrontPage magazine.com: Meet Speaker Pelosi's Constituents,” FrontPage Magazine, November 30, 2006, retrieved December 29, 2006.
  40. ^ a b c "Representative Pelosi on Abortion Issues", Vote-Smart.org.(Retrieved November 11, 2007.)
  41. ^ Balanced Budget Proposed Constitutional Amendment. Key Vote. Project Vote Smart (2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-12.
  42. ^ ACLU Congressional Scorecard: Nancy Pelosi. ACLU. Retrieved on 2007-08-01.
  43. ^ Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (2005-12-14). "Pelosi: Reauthorization of Patriot Act a Massive Invasion of Privacy". Press release. Retrieved on 2007-07-31.
  44. ^ Clerk.House.gov
  45. ^ Vote Smart=H0222103
  46. ^ Education. Key Vote. Project Vote Smart (2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-12.
  47. ^ Energy Issues. Key Vote. Project Vote Smart (2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-12.
  48. ^ Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling Amendment. Key Vote. Project Vote Smart (2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-12.
  49. ^ Nancy Pelosi on the Issues
  50. ^ Health Issues. Key Vote. Project Vote Smart (2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-12.
  51. ^ Project Vote Smart - Representative Nancy Pelosi - Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)
  52. ^ Key Votes by Nancy Pelosi | Congress votes database | washingtonpost.com
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  54. ^ Pelosi, Nancy (October 10, 2002). Pelosi: Unilateral Use of Force Will Be Harmful to the War on Terrorism. Press Release by Congresswoman Pelosi. House of Representatives. Retrieved on 2006-11-12.
  55. ^ http://www.hrc.org/documents/HRCscorecard2006.pdf
  56. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/evs/1996/roll316.xml
  57. ^ Nancy Pelosi on Civil Rights
  58. ^ Top state Dems criticize S.F. mayor
  59. ^ a b Archive.org version of a Pelosi Press Release. Archive.org (2005). Retrieved on 2007-01-04.
  60. ^ Nancy Pelosi: Israel, don't fear Dems in Congress. ynetnews.com (2006). Retrieved on 2007-01-04.
  61. ^ Pelosi Floor Statement on House Resolution Reaffirming Support for Israel
  62. ^ House Passes Resolution Opposing Bush's Plan to Send More Troops to Iraq
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  64. ^ Congressman Walter B. Jones - Releases by DexteraNet
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  66. ^ "Pelosi Says Bush Has No Authority to Invade Iran". NewsMax.com, Feb 16, 2007.
  67. ^ Pelosi says no to draft legislation, CNN Politics, November 21, 2006
  68. ^ Shadegg Finds House Wage Hike A Bit Fishy. Retrieved on 2007-01-14.
  69. ^ Fair Minimum Wage Act of 1999. Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
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  72. ^ Warrick, Joby; Dan Eggen. "Hill Briefed on Waterboarding in 2002", Washington Post, 2007-12-09. Retrieved on 2007-12-10. 
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  75. ^ In 2002, she garnered 79.58% of the vote, which rounds up to 80% in any case.
  76. ^ a b Election Statistics from the Clerk of the House of Representatives, for 1986–2004
  77. ^ SFGate 2006 election results, for 2006
  78. ^ 2004 Representative election results from the California Secretary of State, for the identity of Terry Baum, the write-in candidate in 2004 identified only as "write-in" from U.S. House Clerk.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Sala Burton
(d. February 21, 1987)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 5th congressional district

June 2, 1987January 3, 1993
Succeeded by
Robert T. Matsui
Preceded by
Ronald V. Dellums
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 8th congressional district

January 3, 1993 – present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis Hastert
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
January 4, 2007–present
Incumbent
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Preceded by
David E. Bonior
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2002–2003
Succeeded by
Steny Hoyer
Preceded by
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2003–2007
Succeeded by
John Boehner
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Dick Cheney
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Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Mayors of various cities, preceded by governors of states, then preceded by
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United States order of precedence
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Succeeded by
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Chief Justice of the United States
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NAME Pelosi, Nancy
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi; Nancy D'Alesandro
SHORT DESCRIPTION House Speaker
DATE OF BIRTH March 26, 1940
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