Nancy Pelosi, first woman to serve as speaker of the U.S. House, steps down from leadership

By: - November 17, 2022 1:29 pm
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, on her future in the House of Representatives and said she will not seek a leadership role in the upcoming Congress. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) served two stints as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and was the first woman to hold the chamber's top position. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt, States Newsroom
Jennifer Shutt, States Newsroom

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.

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