Speaker Pelosi was raised in politics as her father and brother were the mayors of Baltimore. She is known for getting things done. Many consider her to be the most powerful woman in politics. She has represented San Francisco for over 30 years and is the first (and only) female Speaker of the House.
She is “working to lower health care costs, increase workers’ pay through strong economic growth and rebuilding America, and clean up corruption for make Washington work for all.”
On healthcare . . .
Speaker Pelosi was a lead architect of the Affordable Care Act to guarantee protections for all Americans regardless of pre-existing conditions. It ended annual and lifetime limits on health coverage while lowering costs.
On the environment . . .
Speaker Pelosi’s key issue is the environment. In 2007, she enacted legislation to raise vehicle fuel efficiency standards. The Republicans have blocked her American Clean Energy and Security Act. However, it proved effective to the world that the United States is committed to fighting the climate crisis.
She is fighting for lower energy prices, security, and creating more effective energy to create hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Plans for Economy
Pelosi and President Obama led the House passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to create millions of jobs and provide a tax cut to 95 percent of Americans. She continues to focus on the creation of American jobs.
She led Congress to pass Wall Street reforms to rein in big banks and protect consumers.
Pelosi believes that education is the best investment a country can make. Regardless of zip code, children should have access to pre-kindergarten schooling and career and college opportunities. She has long-supported The Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act.
The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act expands educational opportunities and fixes the financial aid system to save billions of dollars for taxpayers.
She is also leading the charge in the fight for universal background checks in order to keep our schools safe.