Lisa Mascaro

Government, Business

Pelosi Wants ‘Big’ Health Care, Infrastructure Push in 2021

Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference at the Capitol on Oct. 29. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference at the Capitol on Oct. 29. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing a 2021 legislative agenda with two “great, big initiatives” — expanding health care access and rebuilding American infrastructure — that are longtime Democratic priorities aligned with Joe Biden’s platform and taking on fresh urgency in the COVID-19 crisis.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
October 29, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Pelosi Pushes New Aid Deal as GOP Resists Big Spending

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 5. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 5. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pressed ahead May 5 with the next coronavirus aid, a sweeping $800 billion-plus package that is expected to be unveiled soon even as the House stays closed while the Senate reopens in the pandemic.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
May 5, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Congress, White House Reach High for Next Virus Bill

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks during a news conference at the Capitol on Feb. 6. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks during a news conference at the Capitol on Feb. 6. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Congressional leaders are jolting ahead with another coronavirus rescue package as President Donald Trump indicated that Americans will need more aid during the stark pandemic and economic shutdown.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
April 7, 2020
Government, Business

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Eyes as Much as $2 Trillion for Infrastructure

Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the White House plan for infrastructure that includes just $200 billion in federal dollars is inadequate and a "nonstarter." (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — On April 4, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dialed up the president and requested a meeting. She talked to Donald Trump about working together on an infrastructure package.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
April 12, 2019
Government

Nancy Pelosi Elected House Speaker by Democratic Majority

Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi on Jan. 3 was elected Speaker of the House. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi knew this moment would come, even if others had their doubts — or worked to stop her. Pelosi was elected Jan. 3 as House speaker, the only woman who has held the office and now one of few elected officials who will be returning to it.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
January 3, 2019