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Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/04/06/Nancy_Pelosi_Affordable_Healthcare_for_America_Act

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi emphasizes the importance of the Democratic Party's "pay-as-you-go" policy in reducing "heaping mountains of (government) debt." The healthcare reform bill will also work to reduce this debt, Pelosi argues, by $1.3 trillion dollars.

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San Francisco's Pelosi is in her second term as speaker of the House of Representatives, having made history in 2007 when she was elected first woman to serve in this capacity.

President Obama has lauded her as "an extraordinary leader for the American people," and following the passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act, England's Guardian observed that "Pelosi is being heralded as the most powerful woman in American history and the most powerful speaker of the House of Representatives in a century." Come and ask your questions of one of Washington's most powerful insiders. - Commonwealth Club of California

Since 1987, Nancy Pelosi has represented California's Eighth District in the House of Representatives. The Eighth District includes most of the City of San Francisco, including Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and many of the diverse neighborhoods that make San Francisco a vibrant and prosperous community.

Overwhelmingly elected by her colleagues in the fall of 2002 as Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi is the first woman in American history to lead a major party in the U.S. Congress. Before being elected leader, she served as House Democratic Whip for one year and was responsible for the party's legislative strategy in the House. On January 4, 2007, Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.