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Rep. Nancy Pelosi
Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives
Nancy Pelosi is the Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress. From 2007 to 2010, she served as the first woman Speaker of the House and was also the first woman in American history to lead a major political party in Congress, having served as House Democratic leader from 2002 – 2006. Since 1987, Leader Pelosi has represented San Francisco, California's Eighth District.
Pelosi brings to her leadership position a distinguished record of legislative accomplishment. She led the Congress in passing historic health insurance reform; key investments in college aid, clean energy and innovation; and initiatives to help small businesses and veterans. She has been a powerful voice for civil rights and human rights around the world for decades. Nancy Pelosi comes from strong family tradition of public service in Baltimore. Married to Paul Pelosi, she is a mother of five and grandmother of eight.