Nancy Pelosi, who was born on March 26, 1940, is currently the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. She was the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the female politician:
Nancy Pelosi Facts #1:
Her father and brother have both held political power. In fact, the two have both been the Mayor of Baltimore. An interesting note about the father is that he was the first Italian-American mayor of the city.
Nancy Pelosi Facts #2:
She became a member of the House of Representatives, as a Democrat, when Representative Sala Burton passed away in 1987.
Nancy Pelosi Facts #3:
Pelosi became the first female Speaker of the House in January 2007. She would continue to be in the position until Rep. John Boehner became the Speaker of the House in 2011. He achieved the position because the Republicans had more members in the House of Representatives.
Nancy Pelosi Facts #4:
She has publically endorsed California Attorney-General Kamala Harris. In the words of Pelosi, “The child who witnessed the civil rights movement from a stroller has taken a lead role in the fight for marriage equality by challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8. As a new generation of women picks up the mantle of progress, she will always be among the first to stand up and step forward.”
Nancy Pelosi Facts #5:
She received a position on the Time magazine’s list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World, under the “Leaders” category. Hillary Rodham Clinton contributed a homage on her in the magazine.
Nancy Pelosi Facts #6:
When Pelosi became the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, she reached the highest political position rank for a female in the history of American politics.
Nancy Pelosi Facts #7:
The female politician was critical of the presidency of George W. Bush. In her words, “(he) was a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the war, on the economy, on energy, you name the subject.” She even criticized the Congress that helped Bush. Her comments were that Congress had been “sweeping up after his mess over and over and over again.”
Nancy Pelosi Facts #8:
As previously mentioned, she is of Italian descent. Pelosi is currently a board member of the National Organization of Italian American Women. In 2007, she was given the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Special Achievement Award for Public Advocacy.
Nancy Pelosi Facts #9:
Another interesting fact is she received the Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic on June 2, 2007.
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The last interesting fact is one of her daughters published a book in 2007. The name of the book is Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders.
“Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi,” pelosi.house.gov.
Susan Ferrechio, “Dem Dissent? Top Nancy Pelosi Ally: Seat Just One Democrat on Benghazi Panel,” FOX Nation.