Why do some people think the Joke is on the Hill?

In an effort to bring a little humor to the House of Representatives, we asked some lawmakers to reflect on the most popular jokes in the United States.

Here’s what they said:House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the distinction of being the first female speaker of the House.

She says it’s a privilege to serve in the House and it’s important for women to have their voices heard.

The joke about a woman getting the House floor by pretending to be a male is so ubiquitous that it’s often referred to as “The House Joke.”