Nancy Pelosi (1940-?) is a congressional representative from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she has been the elected leader of the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2003. She has served twice as Speaker of the House (2007–2011, and since 2019), and twice as House Minority Leader (2003–2007 and 2011–2019).
Pelosi is the first woman to lead either party in Congress. Being Speaker of the House places her second in the line of succession for President of the United States (if need, and after the Vice President). Thus, before Kamala Harris was elected as Joe Biden's Vice President in 2020, Pelosi held the highest office which had been attained by any woman in the United States.
Pelosi plans to step down in 2022.