Pelosi Seeks Upgrade for Government-Provided Plane

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., today responded to Republican critics who have accused her of making unreasonable demands on the Pentagon for a luxurious airplane her Republican predecessor never requested. Pelosi charged that the Pentagon is treating her request for a military plane differently than that of her predecessor because she is a woman. The Speaker told gathered reporters, "As a woman, as a woman speaker of the House, I don't want any less of an opportunity than male speakers...Full Story
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