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Nancy Pelosi Biography

Title:
52nd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“Millions of Americans daily and proudly pledge ‘one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.’ Let me be clear: I defer to no one in my defense of the voluntary recitation of the Pledge. I strongly believe the phrase ‘under God’ and the Pledge itself is an uplifting expression of support of the United States.”

House Floor Speech, Sep. 23, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 52nd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
  • House Minority Leader, US House of Representatives, 2011-2019
  • Speaker, United States House of Representatives, Jan. 2007-2010
  • House Minority Leader, US House of Representatives, 2002-2006
  • House Minority Whip, US House of Representatives, 2001-2004
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1987-present
  • State Chair, California Democratic Party, 1981-1983
  • Chair, Northern California Democratic Party, 1977-1981
Education:
  • BA, Trinity College, 1962
Other:
  • First woman to be Speaker of the US House of Representatives
  • First woman to lead a major political party in either house of Congress
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Pledge of Allegiance Be Removed from the Jurisdiction of Federal Courts?
  2. Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?