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Nancy Pelosi turns 80

Nancy Pelosi, the only woman to serve as Speaker of the House, turns 80 on March 26 at a time when the world is confronting coronavirus, and the veteran lawmaker is leading the House of Representatives for the second time.

Pelosi has represented San Francisco, California’s 12th District for more than 30 years. She has led House Democrats for 16 years.

Her signature issues range from working in partnership with President Barack Obama to pass the landmark Affordable Care Act, to leading democrats in an effort to impeach President Donald Trump.

Pelosi who dropped her opposition to impeachment with a warning that U.S. democracy is at stake, directed a congressional committee to draft articles of impeachment against Trump, an historic step setting up a fight over whether to oust him from office.

The Senate voted against articles of impeachment.

But the bitter feud between Trump and Pelosi persisted, boiling over at his State of the Union speech, with Trump denying her a handshake and Pelosi ripping apart a copy of his remarks behind his back.

Pelosi won her first election in 1987 when she prevailed in a special election for California’s Eighth District.

Pelosi was born in Baltimore where both her father and brother served as mayors.

She graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Paul Pelosi, a native of San Francisco, have five grown children and nine grandchildren.

(Production: Deborah Lutterbeck)

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