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- On January 4, Nancy Pelosi made history, breaking the marble ceiling to become the first woman to serve as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. For the last four years, Nancy Pelosi has led House Democrats with remarkable effectiveness as House Democratic Leader. Elected in 2003 as the first woman to lead a major political party in Congress, Pelosi has built consensus and unified the Democratic caucus. A recent study by Congressional Quarterly found that “over the past half-century, Democrats in the House were never more unified” than they were under Pelosi in 2005, voting together a record 88 percent of the time.