House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to be Honored for Outstanding Government Service
ADA is very pleased to announce that the Honorable Nancy Pelosi of California, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, will be presented with the first annual Frances Perkins Award for Government Service at the upcoming 63rd Annual ADA Awards Banquet.
“Nancy Pelosi is a pioneer, a history-maker and an inspiration to all of us who believe in public service,” said ADA President Rep. Lynn Woolsey. “Both idealistic and pragmatic, as compassionate as she is tenacious, she will go down as one of the great Speakers in the history of the House of Representatives. From the Recovery Act and health insurance reform, to the Lilly Ledbetter Act and DADT repeal, she has ushered in as much progressive change as anyone in recent memory. It has been a privilege to serve with her, representing the district adjacent to hers for nearly 20 years, and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of the inaugural Frances Perkins award than Nancy Pelosi."