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(Nancy) Pelosi

The current speaker of the House of Representatives is Nancy Pelosi. She is the first woman in American history and the first Californian to be speaker. She has represented California’s Eighth District in the House of Representatives since 1987. As speaker, she presides over the House of Representatives and leads the majority political party in the House, the Democratic Party. The speaker is second in line to the succession of the presidency after the vice president.