Nancy Pelosi's file

Pelosi

Democrat from California

Rep. Nancy Pelosi is the minority leader of the U.S. House. Formerly the speaker of the House from 2007-11, Pelosi has been the House Democratic leader since January of 2003.

The PolitiFact scorecard

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  • Pants on Fire3 (%)(3)

Recent stories featuring Nancy Pelosi

All of PolitiFact California’s fact checks on gun violence

Since PolitiFact California launched in late 2015, we have produced more than a dozen fact checks and articles on guns and mass shootings. We rated each claim based on information known at the time. Much of the work remains relevant as assertions over guns and gun violence continue to spill into the public square, some vetted and others devoid of fact.

The most outlandish, Pants On Fire! claims we fact-checked in 2017

President Trump’s repeated and unsubstantiated claims on California voter fraud during the 2016 election plus a series of intentionally false stories about the state’s deadly wildfires all earned a Pants On Fire in 2017.

How is a ‘mass shooting’ defined?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently claimed there's been one mass shooting per day in 2017. PolitiFact California found Pelosi picked a very broad definition of mass shooting but also found the debate about what exactly defines a mass shooting remains greatly unsettled. We did not rate the claim on our Truth-O-Meter. 

Is there a corporate tax break that ships jobs overseas?

Democrats love to say that Republicans support tax breaks that promote outsourcing, but that claim is misleading.

 

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A closer look at claims on impeachment, House lawsuit

In Congress' final days before the August recess, talk about a House lawsuit against President Barack Obama and possible impeachment proceedings got a lot of attention. We checked some of the claims.