", Although Pelosi voted against the Iraq War, anti-war activists in San Francisco protested against her voting to continue funding the war.  In Lee's place, she had a statue of Rosa Parks erected. ""'Every Day He's Obstructing Justice.'  When the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (or STOCK Act) was introduced the next year, she voted for it and lauded its passing. , In 2002, while Pelosi was the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, she was briefed on the ongoing use of "enhanced interrogation techniques", including waterboarding, authorized for a captured terrorist, Abu Zubaydah.  She voted for the No Child Left Behind Act, which instituted testing to track students' progress and authorized an increase in overall education spending. During her speech, she discussed the historical importance of being the first female to hold the position of Speaker: This is a historic moment—for the Congress, and for the women of this country. , In mid-October 2007, after the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a resolution to label the 1915 killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide, Pelosi pledged to bring the measure to a vote. In July 2015, Pelosi said she was convinced Obama would have enough votes to secure the Iran nuclear deal, crediting the president with having made a "very strong and forceful presentation of his case supporting the nuclear agreement with Iran" and called the deal "a diplomatic masterpiece". In the past, Nancy has also been known as Nancy C Prowda and Nancy Corinne Pelosi. , In 1958, Pelosi graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame, an all-girls Catholic high school in Baltimore. It is about respecting the United Nations and a multilateral approach, which is safer for our troops. , In August 2018, after Trump signed an emergency declaration for federal aid in combating the Carr Fire in Northern California, Pelosi called the move "an important first step" but requested that Trump accede to California Governor Jerry Brown's request for further aid to other hard-hit areas in California. I know a temper tantrum when I see one. , In 2008, Pelosi said: "For years, I have opposed the embargo on Cuba. , In February 2018, following the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Pelosi said Republicans' "cowering" to the gun lobby was "an assault on our whole country" and that the victims were "paying the price for our inaction". , The LGBT advocacy group Human Rights Campaign gave Pelosi a 100% rating in 2006 for her voting record in the 107th through 109th congresses (2001–2006), indicating that she voted favorably on legislation supported by the organization on every occasion.  Pelosi also came out against the Colombian free-trade agreement.  She served for 13 years as a board member of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF). 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