California Women lawmakers congratulate new Speaker of the House, and hail event as a landmark achievement.
SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Patty Berg, incoming Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, and Senator Christine Kehoe, Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement on Speaker-Elect Nancy Pelosi’s swearing-in:
“This is a landmark day not only for Nancy Pelosi, but for all California, especially women. Her ascension to Speaker of the House -- making her the first woman and Californian ever in the line of succession to become President of the United States – is an historic milestone in the movement for equality in this country. We congratulate Speaker Pelosi and wish her every success.”