Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Nancy Pelosi Biography

Title:
Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives (D-CA)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“I applaud today’s introduction of the STRIVE Act of 2007. It is a significant step forward. It reflects a strong commitment by a bipartisan group of House Members toward realistic and comprehensive immigration reform. It provides an excellent framework for Congress and the President to begin work on the vital task of immigration reform, collaboratively and on a bipartisan basis. The President should embrace this framework. Our priorities on immigration reform are clear. Our first responsibility to the American people is their safety. We must secure our borders and enforce our laws, while also protecting against discrimination and adhering faithfully to the rule of law. At the same time, we must enact immigration reform that is humane and honors our American tradition of being a nation of immigrants and a land of opportunity for all.”

“Pelosi Statement on Introduction of Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill,” https://speaker.gov (accessed Mar. 22, 2007)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Minority Leader, US House of Representatives, 2007-2011
  • Speaker, US House of Representatives, 2007-2011
  • House Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives, 2002-2007
  • Congresswoman, US House of Representatives, 1987-2007
  • House Minority Whip, US House of Representatives, 2001-2004
  • Founding Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus, 1991-2003
  • Intern for Senator Daniel Brewster (D-MD)
  • Chairwoman, Democratic Party, Northern California
  • Honorary Board Member, National Organization of Italian American Women
  • Member, US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee
  • Member, US House of representatives Intelligence Committee
Education:
  • BA, Trinity College, 1962
  • HS, Diploma, Institute of Notre Dame
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are DACA and the DREAM Act Good for America?
  2. Should Overstaying a Visa Be Considered a Federal Crime instead of a Civil Offense?
  3. Should the United States Continue to Build a Fence or Wall along the US/Mexico Border?