Nancy Pelosi Awards $9b Contract To Her Husband's Company?
A recent viral Facebook post claims that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi abused her position on the House Appropriations Committee to award her husband’s real estate investment firm a very lucrative 9 billion dollar contract. The post has been shared over 1,200 times and features an image of Nancy Pelosi alongside her husband Paul Pelosi. The post further claims that Nancy Pelosi abused her position to enable this corruption.
While the post does not include any sources for the claims, we can examine them one by one to establish them as true or false. While it is true that Nancy Pelosi’s husband operates an investment firm called Financial Leasing Services, the rest of the claims do not hold up to a rudimentary fact-check.
Firstly, Nancy Pelosi is not currently on the House Appropriations Committee which asserts the fact that she could not directly affect the decisions, although it is possible to use political influence to indirectly affect the outcomes. However, the last time she served on the House Appropriations Committee was over 18 years ago, in the 107th Congress which further makes the claim unlikely.
Secondly, there is no indication that the bill the post is referring to even exists. The house bill in question appears to be fabricated for the story as there is no record of any such bill involving the postal service and Paul Pelosi’s investment firm. Therefore, with no available sources to verify the claims in the post, we declare the claims as entirely false.