Nancy Pelosi, first woman to serve as speaker of the U.S. House, steps down from leadership

The announcement came just weeks after a man broke into the San Francisco home she shares with her husband and attacked him with a hammer

By: - November 17, 2022 12:42 pm

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-California, announces she will step down from her leadership role on Nov. 17, 2022. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.