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NANCY Pelosi has served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives on two separate occasions.

As speaker of the House, Pelosi is second in the presidential line of succession, after Vice President Kamala Harris.

Nancy Pelosi has served as speaker of the House since 2019, and previously from 2007 to 2011


Nancy Pelosi has served as speaker of the House since 2019, and previously from 2007 to 2011Credit: EPA

Where is Nancy Pelosi today?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats are pushing back this week after Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert made recent “Islamophobic comments.”

The statement comes after Boebert referenced Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar as a”Jihad Squad” member on several occasions.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is also being criticized for his lack of response to Boebert’s “blatantly racist” comments.

In a joint statement, Democrats said, “Leader McCarthy and the entire House Republican Leadership’s repeated failure to condemn inflammatory and bigoted rhetoric from members of their conference is outrageous.”

Pelosi was among those who criticized Boebert after she posted another comment via social media on Thanksgiving that said the Capitol Police don’t need to fear Omar, as long as she isn’t carrying a “backpack.”

“Racism and bigotry of any form, including Islamophobia, must always be called out, confronted, and condemned in any place it is found,” Democrats said in their joint statement.

“This is particularly true in the halls of Congress, which are the very heart of our democracy.

“Congresswoman Boebert’s repeated, ongoing and targeted Islamophobic comments and actions against another Member of Congress, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, are both deeply offensive and concerning.”

Nancy Pelosi timeline

  • November 26, 2021: Pelosi issues joint statement with Democrats against “Islamophobi comments” made by Representative Lauren Boebert
  • November 15, 2021: Pelosi held a private meeting informing House Democrats that they will not be dismissed for Thanksgiving recess if they do not pass Biden’s bill and send it to the Senate
  • November 10, 2021: Pelosi led a Democratic congressional delegation at the COP26 summit
  • November 8, 2021: Pelosi officiated Ivy Getty’s wedding
  • November 6, 2021: Pelosi speaks on congress passing the $1.2trillion infrastructure bill.
  • October 21, 2021: Pelosi speaks on the billion-dollar social benefits package at Capitol Hill.
  • October 9, 2021: Pelosi meets with the pope in Rome, Italy.
  • September 30, 2021: Pelosi is attending the congressional vote on the $1trillion infrastructure bill
  • September 29, 2021: Pelosi attends the annual Congressional baseball game where Democrats and Republicans are competing.
  • September 17, 2021: Pelosi will attending the G7 Heads of Parliament Conference in Chorley, England
  • September 13, 2021: Pelosi joined San Francisco Mayor London Breed for a ‘Vote No’ campaign for the California recall of Governor Gavin Newsom.
  • September 11, 2021: The Madam Speaker joined President Biden and former Presidents Obama, Clinton, and their respective first ladies at the 9/11 memorial in NYC.
  • September 1, 2021: Pelosi was blasted after being accused of refusing to let the names of the 13 fallen US service members be read out on the House floor.
  • August 23, 2021: The House Speaker was ripped after she was seen with dozens of unmasked donors at a lavish Democratic fundraiser.
  • July 28, 2021: Pelosi was blasted for branding Kevin McCarthy a ‘moron’ after GOP leader opposed new mask mandate for vaccinated Americans
  • July 25, 2021: Pelosi appoints Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger to serve on the Select Committee.
  • July 21, 2021: Pelosi bars DonaldTrump allies from the committee.
  • June 24, 2021: The 81-year-old announced a committee to investigate the Capitol riots.
  • June 10, 2021: Pelosi releases a rare joint statement with Majority Leader Steny Hoyer regarding a tweet from Ilhan Omar.
  • June 7, 2021: The House Speaker urges leaders to pass the H.R. 1 and the S. 1 regarding future elections.
  • May 20, 2021: The house speaker is seen chatting to colleagues without a mask hours after urging leaders to wear one.
  • April 19, 2021: Lawmakers call on Pelosi to resign after saying Maxine Waters does not need to apologize for allegedly inciting violence.
In January 2021, Pelosi was re-elected to a fourth term as speaker of the House


In January 2021, Pelosi was re-elected to a fourth term as speaker of the HouseCredit: Reuters

What is Pelosi’s role in the United States House of Representatives

As House Speaker, Pelosi is the leader of the Representatives and is simultaneously the House’s presiding leader of the body’s majority party.

She has enforced a mandatory face mask policy on the House floor.

As House Speaker, Pelosi usually doesn’t preside over debates – instead, that duty is delegated to House members from the majority party.

Pelosi was elected to her fourth (second consecutive) term as Speaker of the House on January 3, 2021.

The Democrat from California first served as House Speaker from 2007 to 2011, and then again in 2019 to present.

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