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Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 12
Incumbent
In office
1987-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorSala Burton (D)
Leadership
Minority Leader, United States House of Representatives
2003-2006, 2011-present
Speaker, United States House of Representatives
2006-2010
Minority Whip, United States House of Representatives
2001-2002
Compensation
Base salary$193,400/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$7.89 in 2012
First electedJune 2, 1987
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$12,375,766
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTrinity College, 1962
Personal
BirthdayMarch 26, 1940
Place of birthBaltimore, MD
Net worth$87,997,030
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Nancy Pelosi (b. March 26, 1940, in Baltimore, MD) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 12th Congressional District. Pelosi was first elected to the House in 1987. She is the current House Minority Leader.

Pelosi has served as House Minority Leader since 2010 and chose to continue to serve in that position following the 2012 election. She stated, “After our victory at the polls, I wouldn’t think of walking away.” She formerly served as Speaker of the House for four years, but became Minority Leader when Republicans took control of the House following the 2010 election.[1]

Pelosi is seeking re-election in 2014.[2] Following the retirement of two senior California Democrats and speculation about her retirement, Pelosi restated her plans to seek re-election in 2014. She said in an email, "My work is not finished. I'm running. I've already started the paperwork process."[3] She and John Dennis (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, and will face off in the general election.

Pelosi most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 12th District. She defeated John Dennis (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4] Pelosi was displaced from her former district by redistricting.[5]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Pelosi is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Pelosi's academic, professional and political career:[6]

  • 1962: Graduated from Trinity College with B.A.
  • 1981-1983: Chair, California State Democratic Party
  • 1985-1986: Finance chairman, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
  • 1987-Present: U.S. Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2014

As minority leader, Pelosi doesn't serve on any committees.

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Pelosi's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Nay3.png Pelosi voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Pelosi voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Pelosi voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[12] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] Pelosi voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Pelosi joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[15][16]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[18] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[19] Pelosi voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[21] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Pelosi voted for HR 2775.[22]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Nay3.png Pelosi voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[23]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Pelosi voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[24] The vote largely followed party lines.[25]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Pelosi voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[26]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png Pelosi voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[27]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Pelosi voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[28]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Nancy Pelosi's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Pelosi is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Pelosi received a score of 70 percent on social issues and 7 percent on economic issues.[29]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[30]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Opposes
Support & expand free trade Neutral Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[29]

National security

Israel

Pelosi came under fire after she made certain comments regarding the conflict between Israel and Palestine during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union with Candy Crowley." She stated, "[T]his has to be something where we try to have the two-state solution, that we have to support...(Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud) Abbas and his role as a leader there. We have to support Iron Dome to protect the Israelis from the missiles. We have to support the Palestinians and what they need. And we have to confer with the Qataris, who have told me over and over again that Hamas is a humanitarian organization, maybe they could use their influence to--." Crowley then interrupted her to ask, "The U.S. thinks they're a terrorist organization though, correct? Do you?" Pelosi responded with, "Mmm hmm."[31]

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

Letter to House Democrats
Pelosi sent a letter on September 3, 2013, to fellow House Democrats appealing for their support for military action in Syria in response to alleged chemical weapons use.[32]

“At this critical juncture, it is essential that we make all Americans — the men and women we represent — fully aware of what the intelligence clearly and unequivocally demonstrates: that the Assad regime was responsible for chemical weapons attacks against innocent Syrians, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,400 people, including hundreds of children. It is in our national interest to respond to the Syrian government’s unspeakable use of chemical weapons. Indeed, it has been, and remains, a core pillar of our national security — under Democratic and Republican administrations — to prevent, limit, and halt the spread and use of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. This is a matter of national, regional, and global security."[32]

“We look forward to hearing any comments and questions you may have as we carefully discuss how to proceed and what steps to take. I appreciate those who have already offered their thoughts, comments, and opinions, and I look forward to working together on this challenge in the coming days,” Pelosi said. “For many, ignoring Bashar Al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons is a luxury humanity simply cannot afford.”[32]

Second letter to House Democrats
Pelosi sent a second letter to members trying to sway them to support a strike on Syria on September 4, 2014.[33]

“Our continuing discussion on the appropriate response to the Syrian government’s actions is affected by Congress not being in session. However, this week is an important one in our discussion of what House Members are willing to support.”[33]

Pelosi acknowledged concerns she had received in response to her first correspondence and attempted to address them. “Responses included suggestions to add language to prevent boots on the ground, to tie the authorization more closely to the use of chemical weapons and to address concerns about an open-ended timetable,” she wrote. “Chairman [Steve] Israel has suggested language along these lines, and Congressmen Chris Van Hollen and Gerry Connolly have also put forward a proposal.”

Pelosi emphasized that President Barack Obama needs to make the case for the strike.

“The House Democratic leadership joins Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger in encouraging you to read the classified intelligence report, which will be made available every day of the week for your review,” she wrote. “I also appreciate your suggestions and comments regarding the need to educate the American public.[33]

Third letter to House Democrats
On September 5, 2013, Pelosi sent a third letter to House Democrats highlighting the restrictions of the Senate's use-of-force resolution, in an effort to gather support for President Obama's plan to strike Syria.[34]

In the letter Pelosi emphasized that the Senate proposal, passed on September 5, 2013, by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, “addresses some of the concerns expressed by many of our House members.”[34]

“Specifically, the resolution prevents boots on the ground, ties the authorization more closely to the use of chemical and other weapons of mass destruction, and has a limited timetable,” Pelosi wrote.[34]

Fourth letter to House Democrats
On September 6, 2013, Pelosi sent her fourth letter to Democratic members of the House, updating them on the Obama administration's push for congressional authorization for military action in Syria.[35]

Pelosi pointed to the White House's efforts regarding Syria and noted that members could receive further briefings with administration officials "based on member requests." She also reminded caucus members that the classified intelligence reports on the August 21, 2013, chemical weapons attack in Damascus are "available every day of the week for your review."[35]

Fifth letter to House Democrats
Just a day after sending her fourth letter, Pelosi followed up with a fifth letter to the Democratic members of the House on September 7, 2013. The letter highlighted statements supporting the strike by President Barack Obama and Barbara Boxer.[36]

“Here in California, we are blessed with the leadership of Senator Barbara Boxer, who voted for the resolution marked up this week in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,” Pelosi wrote to Democrats.[36]

Economy

Spending cuts

While talking about potential spending cuts, Pelosi said, "The cupboard is bare. There's no more cuts to make. We all want to reduce the deficit, Put everything on the table, review it, but you cannot have any more cuts just for the sake of cuts. Right now you’re taking trophies."[37]

Pelosi blasted House Republicans on the issue, but distinguished Speaker John Boehner from many of them. "I certainly don’t paint the speaker with that brush, but there are enough of them in their caucus to shut down the government. That would be a victory for them," Pelosi said.[37]

Federal pay cuts

In Feb. 2013, as federal agencies braced themselves for the imminent arrival of steep sequester spending cuts, Pelosi spoke out in opposition to cutting congressional salaries as a way to offset cuts to federal programming and personnel. "I don't think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do...I think it's necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded," she said to reporters in Washington, D.C.[38] Pelosi conceded that her household income could easily withstand a pay cut, but pointed out that such financial security does not necessarily apply to all Congress members and staffers, especially those relied upon as their families' sole income providers.[38] "A sequester should be out of the question," stated Pelosi, in dissonance with the outlook expressed by fellow Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer two weeks before President Obama issued the sequestration order. Hoyer correctly predicted that yielding to a sequester and letting its accompanying pay cuts take effect, were "obviously"[38] awaiting Congress, "like everybody else, and we will have to accommodate that," he said.[38][39] Congress was unable to agree on a planned recourse to the sequester by March 1, 2013, therefore setting off across-the-board federal budget cuts amounting to approximately $85 billion.[40]

IRS targeting

On May 10, 2013, news broke that various branches of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had specifically targeted conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status. This began during the tea party surge in 2010. The agency was separating tax-exempt applications by searching for political terms such as "tea party" and "patriot." In June 2011, an IRS official was briefed on these transgressions and asked that this practice end. The flagging continued, however, when the criteria was changed in January 2012 to look out for groups educating on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.[41]

The targeting included allegations that tea party groups were forced to provide information not asked of other tax exempt groups. Examples of this included requests for donor information, Facebook posts, resumes and political intentions of group officials and connections to other groups.[42][43]

On May 16, IRS Commissioner Steven Miller announced his resignation. He still testified at the hearings the next day.[44]

As a result of this scandal, Republicans and many Democratic members of Congress, including Pelosi, publicly called for a deeper investigation into these matters. The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on May 17 during which it was disclosed that the Obama administration was made aware of the targeting on June 4, 2012.[45]

On May 20, Senators Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch sent a written inquiry regarding the process for how the agency reviewed applications for tax exempt status. The letter also requested any correspondence between White House officials and the IRS mentioning 501(c) organizations.[46]

During the May 22 House committee hearing on the issue, Lois Lerner, head of the IRS tax-exempt organizations office, declined to answer questions citing her Fifth Amendment right.[47] The next day, May 23, Lerner was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation after Senators John McCain and Carl Levin called on IRS officials to place her on suspension.[48] Lerner retired on September 23, 2013.[49]

Earmarks

A Washington Post investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of Congress helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to public projects in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members.[50] According to the report, Pelosi helped secure $50 million in earmarks toward a light-rail project that provides direct access to San Francisco's Union Square and Chinatown for neighborhoods south of Market Street. Pelosi's husband owns a four-story commercial building blocks from Union Square.[51]

Travel

In October 2013, a rule against members of Congress traveling on expensive military aircraft was waived for a delegation of thirty House members, including Pelosi and Speaker of the House John Boehner, to attend the funeral of longtime Florida congressman Bill Young.[52] The flight time cost was estimated at $10,000 per hour. A spokesman for Boehner told the Washington Post, "Given Rep. Young’s long and distinguished service to his congressional district, and especially to the men and women of our Armed Forces, the rule against military aircraft is waived for this funeral."[52] The rule also was waived for two other funerals earlier this year.

Elections

2014

See also: California's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

Pelosi ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She and John Dennis (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating David Peterson (D), Michael Steger (D), Barry Hermanson (G), Frank Lara (P&F), Desmond Thorsson (I) and Jim Welles (I). They will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.[53]

U.S. House, California District 12 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Pelosi Incumbent 73.6% 79,816
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Dennis 11.9% 12,922
     Green Barry Hermanson 5.7% 6,156
     Democratic David Peterson 3.5% 3,774
     Peace and Freedom Frank Lara 1.9% 2,107
     Democratic Michael Steger 1.4% 1,514
     Independent Desmond Thorsson 1.2% 1,270
     Independent Jim Welles 0.8% 879
Total Votes 108,438
Source: California Secretary of State

2012

See also: California's 12th Congressional District elections, 2012

Pelosi won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 12th District.[4] She was displaced from her former district, the 8th, by redistricting. She and John Dennis (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Americo Artura Diaz (D), David Peterson (D), Summer Justice Shields (D) and Barry Hermanson (G). Pelosi then defeated Dennis in the general election on November 6, 2012.[54][55]

U.S. House, California District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Pelosi Incumbent 85.1% 253,709
     Republican John Dennis 14.9% 44,478
Total Votes 298,187
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 12 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Pelosi (D) Incumbent 74.9% 89,446
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Dennis (R) 13.6% 16,206
Barry Hermanson (G) 5.4% 6,398
David Peterson (D) 3.1% 3,756
Summer Justice Shields (D) 1.8% 2,146
Americo Arturo Diaz (D) 1.3% 1,499
Total Votes 119,451

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pelosi is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Pelosi raised a total of $12,375,766 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[68]

Nancy Pelosi's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 12) Won $2,300,344
2010 US House (California, District 8) Won $2,597,319
2008 US House (California, District 8) Won $2,856,945
2006 US House (California, District 8) Won $1,679,511
2004 US House (California, District 8) Won $1,552,921
2002 US House (California, District 8) Won $978,261
2000 US House (California, District 8) Won $410,465
Grand Total Raised $12,375,766

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Pelosi's reports.[69]

Nancy Pelosi (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[70]April 15, 2013$449,327.33$344,852.38$(422,180.00)$371,999.71
July Quarterly[71]July 15, 2013$371,999.71$327,857.05$(277,797.51)$422,059.25
October Quarterly[72]October 15, 2013$422,059.25$260,461.50$(263,918.14)$418,602.61
Year-End[73]January 31, 2014$418,602$361,548$(340,944)$439,206
April Quarterly[74]April 15, 2014$439,206$283,853$(238,037)$485,022
Pre-Primary[75]May 22, 2014$485,022$51,090$(35,428)$500,683
July Quarterly[76]July 15, 2014$500,683$323,197$(169,878)$654,002
October Quarterly[77]October 15, 2014$654,002$381,191$(192,697)$842,496
Running totals
$2,334,049.93$(1,940,879.65)

2013 fundraising

Pelosi raised over $35 million for Democrats in 2013. Of that figure, nearly $27 million went to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.[78]

2012

Breakdown of the source of Pelosi's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Pelosi won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Pelosi's campaign committee raised a total of $2,300,344 and spent $2,001,647.[79] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[80]

Cost per vote

Pelosi spent $7.89 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Pelosi's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Pelosi won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Pelosi's campaign committee raised a total of $2,597,319 and spent $2,762,400.[81]

Her top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Pelosi's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,046,071 and $174,947,989. That averages to $87,997,030, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Pelosi ranked as the 7th most wealthy representative in 2012.[82] Between 2004 and 2012, Pelosi's calculated net worth[83] increased by an average of 9 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[84]

Nancy Pelosi Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$50,086,562
2012$87,997,030
Growth from 2004 to 2012:76%
Average annual growth:9%[85]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[86]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Pelosi is a "centrist Democrat" as of July 2014. In June 2013, Pelosi was rated as a "rank-and-file Democrat."[87]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[88]

Pelosi most often votes with:

Pelosi least often votes with:

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Pelosi ranked 66th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[89]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Pelosi ranked 79th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[90]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Pelosi voted with the Democratic Party 94.5 percent of the time, which ranked 50th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[91]

2013

Pelosi voted with the Democratic Party 97.4 percent of the time, which ranked 17th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[92]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Pelosi missed 764 of 13,868 roll call votes from June 1987 to July 2014. This amounts to 5.5 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[93]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Pelosi paid her congressional staff a total of $1,098,446 in 2011. She ranked 138th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 69th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[94]

Personal

Pelosi and her husband, Paul, have five children.

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External links


References

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  30. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  83. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  84. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  85. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Sala Burton
U.S. House - California
1987-Present
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