Providing a high quality education to all of America’s students from all backgrounds and income levels is the backbone of our country.
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi meets with this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize recipients – six individuals who have made a profound impact in their communities and throughout the world by fighting for environmental justice.

Energy and Environment

Energy independence and combating climate change is a flagship issue for Congresswoman Pelosi.
Photo of Congresswoman Pelosi joins Bay Area Members of Congress, law Enforcement and community leaders, and survivors of gun violence for the National Day of Action for Commonsense Gun Violence Prevention

Gun Violence Prevention

Tragically, each day ninety-one people in America are killed by guns. Too many families in our nation bare the painful stories of loved ones lost to gun violence and this heartbreak ripples through our communities with each new gun death. Americans deserve a nation where their homes, their neighborhoods, their dance clubs, their places of worship and their classrooms are free from fear.

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi tours the South of Market Health Center, which opened it doors in March 2011 and serves twice the number of patients as the existing health center with the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Health Care

Access to quality, affordable health care is critical to the well-being of America, today and in the future.


Armed with the lessons of San Francisco’s model of community-based care, Congresswoman Pelosi worked to accelerate development of an HIV vaccine, expand access to Medicaid for people living with HIV, and increase funding for the Ryan White CARE Act, the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), the Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative and other research, care, treatment, prevention and search for a cure initiatives vital to people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.
Congresswoman Pelosi joins with Mayor Edwin Lee, Community Housing Partnership and Larkin Street Youth Services for the grand opening of Edward II in the Marina District, a historic inn rehabilitated into supportive housing for youth at risk of homelessne


Affordable housing is a critical tool in our shared efforts to build a stronger, more vibrant, more inclusive future for San Francisco.
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi joins with His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his visit to Congress to celebrate his role as a compassionate religious leader, an astute diplomat, and an undaunted believer in the power of nonviolence for the Tibetan people

Human Rights

As Americans, we must protect human rights both at home and abroad—the right to live freely without the threat of violence or repression, the right to live with dignity and respect.
Congresswoman Pelosi and children from We Belong Together, including San Franciscan Nashali de la Rosa, discussing the urgency of comprehensive immigration reform.


In America, the beauty is in the mix. For generations, America’s immigrant communities have enriched our culture, strengthened our economy, and defended the country that they call home.

Innovation & Technology

Nearly 50 years ago, President John Kennedy launched an initiative to safely send a man to the moon and back. He called on us to be first in engineering and science, in technology and industry – for the sake of our economic growth, our common prosperity, our national security, and our leadership across the globe.
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Internet Freedom

Today, the internet and new technologies are shaping the world in a way that we could previously only imagine, giving Americans an easy way to share information, conduct business, and participate in democracy – all with the click of a button.
Congresswoman Pelosi joins Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Mayor Ed Lee and Bay Area Representatives Jackie Speier, Mike Honda and Jared Huffman at the Department of Labor’s San Francisco Forum on Working Families to highlight Democrats’ plan to build an econo

Jobs and Economic Justice

Since 2010, the economy has added over 15 million private sector jobs. However, it is clear that Congress must do more to create good-paying jobs and increase the paychecks of hard-working Americans. To continue moving our economy forward, we must secure our country’s future with a secure financial future for all so that hardworking families can buy a home, send their children to college and save for retirement.
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San Francisco is blessed with a large and vibrant LGBT community and a strong history of advocacy for equal rights for all. Since my first day in Congress, ending discrimination against gays and lesbians has been a top priority. I have continuously supported legislation that expands our laws in order to better reflect the diverse society in which we live.
Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi and Anna Eshoo greet U.S. Soldiers with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment from California during a visit to Tactical Base in Gamberi, Afghanistan.

National Security

Our nation’s leaders have no greater responsibility than ensuring the safety and security of the American people.
Congresswoman Pelosi standing at a table next to a cake

Retirement Security

In San Francisco alone, one in five seniors live in poverty. Like so many in our city, Americans are also facing the dismal prospect of finding their pensions increasingly at risk. These realities make saving for retirement an even greater challenge.
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When crafting our transportation options, we must work to reduce the focus on driving and increase our options for bus and rail transit, walking, biking, and transit-oriented development while creating vibrant livable communities.
Congresswoman Pelosi receives an award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars California Delegation during their Annual Legislative conference to highlight support for our nation’s men and women in uniform.

Veterans Issues

We owe our veterans a sacred pledge: that just as the military leaves no one behind on the battlefield, we must leave no veteran behind here at home.
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Voting Rights

Voting rights are essential to who we are as Americans, to the cause of equality, and to the strength of our democracy. We must secure the most basic privilege of American citizenship: the right to vote. Congress plays an important role in removing obstacles to voting to ensure every citizen has the right to vote and every vote is counted as cast.