CALIFORNIA—On Tuesday, January 25, Congresswoman and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco announced her bid for re-election in 2022.

Pelosi has held public office since 1987 and is currently on her 18th term. She has been the Speaker of the House of Representatives since 2019 and is the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House. This is her 4th term as Speaker.

Announcing her bid to run for reelection, Pelosi stated that her driving force to serve is, “Our children, our children, our children.” She thanked the people of San Francisco who elected her.

On January 22, the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize abortion at any time for any reason, Pelosi stated:

“Today, America marks nearly half a century since the courts resoundingly affirmed the Constitutional right of every woman to have the freedom to make her own decision about her body, health, and family. Roe v. Wade stands as a pillar of health freedom for every person, but today, this historic victory now faces its most alarming threat in decades from right-wing forces including in state legislatures and on the Supreme Court.”

In a May 22, 2021 interview, San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone told EWTN that he personally wrote a letter to Pelosi regarding her taking the Eucharist (Body of Christ) in Holy Communion while advocating for abortion. To receive communion, Catholics are to be “in a state of grace or free of [mortal] sin,” the Archbishop explained.

Bi-partisan efforts to impose term limits and age limits in Congress have not succeeded. According to, this issue has been fought since 1995 as noted in the case of U.S. Term Limits vs. Thornton.

Pelosi, who will be 82 on March 6. She is one of many congressmen/women in their 80s, including;  Don Young (D-AK), 88;  (R-IA) Rep. Richard Shelby (retiring at 87); (R-AL), Rep. Bill Pascrell, 85; (D-NJ), Rep. Graciela, “Grace,” Napolitano, 85; (D-CA) is the highest-ranking California member and Hispanic member of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure.

Napolitano has served the people of Los Angeles County for over thirty years and is currently in her 12th term in Congress.

Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)  announced in 2019, that this would be her last term.  Congresswoman Johnson was elected in December 2010 and is the first African-American and the first female ranking member of the House Committee on Science and Space Technology.

Senators over 80 include Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), 88; Chuck Grassley, (R-IA), 88; Jim Inhofe R-OK),87:

In her speech and on her web page, Pelosi touts “34 years of results for San Francisco.”

According to Statistics from  on U.S. cities experiencing the highest rates of homelessness on September 11, 2021, San Francisco with a population of 873,965, had a homeless rate of 396.9 percent. San Francisco ranks 6th among cities with the highest rate of homelessness.”