Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (February 4–8, 2019)

This week, Speaker Pelosi welcomed the President and representatives of all three branches of government to the Capitol for this year’s State of the Union address. The Speaker was honored to invite guests to the Capitol who have been impacted by Trump Administration’s policies, including courageous transgender servicemembers whose service is at risk by the President’s discriminatory and hateful ban, families who have lost loved ones to gun violence, health care activists and labor leaders. Take a look at this week’s behind the scenes photos:

Speaker Pelosi meets with TV anchors prior to the State of the Union address; Judy Woodruff, PBS; George Stephanopoulos, ABC; Margaret Brennan, CBS; Chris Wallace, Fox News; Jeff Glor, CBS; David Muir, ABC. February 5, 2019 (Photo by Julio Obscura)
Speaker Pelosi consoling Mary Majok, whose son, Potros, was a victim of gun violence in March 2018. February 5, 2019 (Photo by Julio Obscura)
Speaker Pelosi listening to the stories of brave transgender servicemembers whose service to our country is threatened by the discriminatory and hateful ban. February 5, 2019 (Photo by Julio Obscura)
Speaker Pelosi moments after calling the House to order ahead of the State of the Union address. February 5, 2019 (Photo by Julio Obscura)
Speaker Pelosi welcoming President Trump to the House Chamber. February 5, 2019 (Photo by Julio Obscura)
Speaker Pelosi with guests after the State of the Union address. Speaking is Mattie Scott, whose son George was shot and killed in San Francisco at age 24. February 5, 2019 (Photo by Julio Obscura)
Speaker Pelosi reviewing her press statement post-SOTU. February 5, 2019 (Photo by Julio Obscura)
Speaker Pelosi with women Members of Congress wearing suffragette white as a sign of unity ahead of SOTU. February 5, 2019 (Photo by House Photographer)
Speaker Pelosi during a meeting with the Bluegreen Alliance (BGA), speaking about the need for bold action on the climate crisis. February 7, 2019 (Photo by Julio Obscura)

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