By Lisa Tucker McElroy

Mom of 5, grandmother of six, and Speaker of the home! Nancy Pelosi made historical past whilst she grew to become the 1st girl Speaker of the home in January 2007. As moment within the line of succession for the U.S. presidency, should still whatever take place to the president and vice chairman, she has attained the top political place ever held through a girl.

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Pelosi’s list was long and challenging. Many people thought she could not accomplish it in one hundred weeks or one hundred years—much less one hundred hours. But it took only forty-two hours for Pelosi to bring Congress together to pass laws to make significant progress on all these goals. The first hundred hours were only a warm-up for Pelosi. The hard work lies ahead. For example, on a typical day when the House is in session, Pelosi is up very early—often as early as four thirty or five in the morning.

The Speaker’s Job Let us join together in the first 100 hours to make this Congress the most honest and open Congress in history. —Nancy Pelosi After all the celebrating was over, it was time to get to work. Pelosi had several major tasks to accomplish. She told Congress that its first one hundred hours of business under her leadership were going to be productive and important. She wanted to raise the minimum wage (or the smallest amount of money that every American worker must earn) and increase certain kinds of scientific research.

She has less privacy, and many people want to talk to her. They are excited that the United States has its first woman Speaker. Pelosi knows that she is in a position to prove that women can govern just as well as men. She wants to unify Congress. She wants political parties to work together to make the country a better place. “I am filled with hope,” says Pelosi. S. mayors at a conference in January 2007. Fun Facts about Nancy Pelosi • Nancy Pelosi likes designer suits, but she hates shopping.

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