House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is celebrating her 80th birthday Thursday, March 26.
Pelosi represents the 12th District of California in the U.S. House of Representatives. She has been inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame for her leadership and is considered the highest-ranking female elected official in United States history.
Happy 80th birthday to @SpeakerPelosi, our fearless leader! 🎂🎈🎉 pic.twitter.com/B3nfh28uxj— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) March 26, 2020
In her role, Pelosi has presided over the House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011 and then again since 2019. She is also second in line of succession to the president after the vice president.
She champions various liberal causes such as the Affordable Care Act, reproductive and women’s rights, and environmental issues.
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Pelosi spent her 80th birthday at the Capitol, speaking to the press Thursday morning about the stimulus bill meant to help the economy during the COVID-19 outbreak.
"Tomorrow we'll bring the bill to the floor. It will pass," she said, according to Guardian's live update. "It will pass with strong bipartisan support."
She also pointed out that Congress is "just not doing enough for state and local government. That's just the way it is."
Our @SpeakerPelosi is spending her 80th birthday today fighting for working families and is championing an agreement that works for all Americans struggling during the #coronavirus pandemic.— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) March 26, 2020
May we all be such effective leaders by 80. 🎂 pic.twitter.com/e13TaP2Q1Z
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According to an interview with Variety, family is important to Pelosi, and she calls each of her five children every night. She lives in San Francisco with husband Paul. Pelosi has nine grandchildren.
She told reporters during the press briefing that she would not celebrate the significant birthday until she could “hug [her] grandchildren.”
Wishing my dear friend, @SpeakerPelosi, a happy birthday. Every day, she demonstrates fierce, capable, and compassionate leadership. pic.twitter.com/kwswcaeJ2r— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) March 26, 2020
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