House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. smiles during a photo opportunity on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) office in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California (left) speaks during an enrollment ceremony with small-business owners and advocates before signing the Small Business Jobs Act and sending it to President Obama.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, gives pens used to sign the bill to area children during a ceremony Tuesday after she signed a $26 billion jobs bill to protect 300,000 teachers and other nonfederal government workers from election-year layoffs.
ASSOCIATED PRESS House speaker Nancy Pelosi answers questions during her visit to Portland, Ore. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010.. The California Democrat toured the home of Heather and Pete Ficht - one of 500 homes in a pilot program called Clean Energy Works Portland that aims to improve energy efficiency.
** FILE ** U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act at the Ronald Reagan Building, July 21, 2010, in Washington, D.C. Also pictured (L-R) are Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA). (UPI/Win McNamee/Pool)
U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act before (L-R) Vice President Joe Biden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) at the Ronald Reagan Building July 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. The bill is the strongest financial reform legislation since the Great Depression and also creates a consumer protection bureau that oversees banks on mortgage lending and credit card practices UPI/Win McNamee/Pool
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hails the financial-reform measure on Capitol Hill on Thursday. She is joined by Rep. Barney Frank (left), Rep. James E. Clyburn (center) and Sen. Christopher J. Dodd. The measure passed in the Senate by a 60-39 vote, and President Obama plans to sign the bill into law next week.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, clutches a pen used by President Obama to sign the health care bill on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
** FILE ** House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., left, gestures during a news conference on saving Medicare as part of the Health Care Overhaul, Tuesday, March 16, 2010, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)