Popular American politician and Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will today, July 31, 2019 address Ghana’s Parliament.
The former California representative arrived in the country last Sunday with an entourage of US lawmakers.
The address to the House is expected to focus on regional security, sustainable and inclusive development and Climate change among others.
As speaker of the House, Pelosi is second in the presidential line of succession, immediately after the vice president.
First elected to Congress in 1987, Pelosi is currently in her 17th term as a congresswoman, representing California’s 12th congressional district (since 2013), which consists of four-fifths of the city and county of San Francisco. She initially represented the 5th district (1987–1993), and then, when district boundaries were redrawn after the 1990 Census, the 8th district (1993–2013).
She has led House Democrats since 2003 (the first woman to lead a party in Congress), serving twice each as speaker (2007–2011 and 2019–present) and as House minority leader (2003–2007 and 2011–2019) depending upon whether Democrats or Republicans held the majority; she has also served as House minority whip (2002–2003).