Pelosi Celebrates 70th Birthday With a Signing Ceremony

Posted March 26, 2010 at 10:30am

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was serenaded Friday by her fellow Democrats wishing her a happy 70th birthday at the enrollment ceremony for the health and student loan reconciliation bill.

“Can you imagine a more important birthday privilege than to be signing health care for all Americans?” she asked. “This is our gift to the American people.”

Pelosi signed the legislation with ceremonial pens and then was presented a chocolate cake by Education and Labor Chairman George Miller (D-Calif.).

That prompted a quip from Ways and Means Chairman Sander Levin (D-Mich.).

“This legislation was not a piece of cake,” he said.

The bill now heads to the White House to be signed into law.