Nancy Pelosi 

By: Dheeraj Mehra

Nancy Pelosi, née Nancy Patricia D'Alessandro, (born March 26, 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, US), American Democratic politician

which the U.S. She was a woman in Congress from California in the House of Representatives (1987–), where she served as the first female speaker (2007–11 and 2019–).

Her other notable posts included House minority leader (2003–07 and 2011–19).

D’Alesandro—whose father, Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr., was a politician and New Deal Democrat—studied political science at Trinity College in Washington, D.C.,

graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1962. The following year she married Paul Pelosi, and the couple moved to New York.

Five children and six years later, the family settled in San Francisco, where Pelosi worked as a volunteer Democratic organizer.

On January 4, 2007, Pelosi was elected speaker of the House of the 110th Congress. After Democrat Barack Obama assumed the presidency in 2009,

Pelosi was a vocal supporter of many of his policies, helping to shepherd through his $787 billion stimulus package in February 2009

Pelosi’s popularity declined, however, as the economy continued to struggle and as opposition to legislation she had championed—notably health care reform and the stimulus package—increased.

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