House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Close Texas Tribune Festival Next Month

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, will be the closing speaker at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival next month. Pelosi will be featured in a one-on-one conversation with Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO of The Texas Tribune, at 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Paramount Theatre in Austin.The full festival lineup and registration information are available at “I can’t believe we’re lucky enough to say this, but it’s the third time in the last five years that Nancy Pelosi has generously and enthusiastically agreed to participate in the Texas Tribune Festival,” said Evan Smith, who noted that it will be her first appearance at the festival as House Speaker.Speaker PelosI has served in Congress since 1987, representing California’s 12th Congressional District. She was the speaker of the U.S. House from 2007 to 2011, becoming the first female party leader and speaker of the House. She made history again in 2019 when she became the first person in more than 60 years to regain the position. Speaker Pelosi served as House Democratic leader from 2011 to 2018.Access to the conversation with Speaker Pelosi will be available to Festival passholders, with priority seating for credentialed media and Texas Tribune members. The discussion will be livestreamed at Open Congress and will be available via The Texas Tribune’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages. Registration information and the full festival lineup, including discussions on politics, public policy and current events are available at A free and open-to-the-public street fest will also be held on Austin’s iconic Congress Avenue during the event.Media support to the event is being provided by The Dallas Morning News. The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public media organization.   Continue reading...

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