Pelosi denied the allegations and called the report "a right-wing smear. Kennedy 's inaugural address when he became President in January However, by tradition, she did not normally participate in debate and almost never voted on the floor though she had every right to as a full House member. She won the seat in her own right in and has been reelected 10 more times with no substantive opposition, winning by an average of 80 percent of the vote. Phillip Burton died in and was succeeded by his wife, Sala. A week earlier, she had told the Washington Post that, although Democrats would not set out to impeach the president, "you never know where" investigations might lead. For our daughters and granddaughters, today, we have broken the marble ceiling. Lisa Rosenberg of the Sunlight Foundation , a nonprofit public interest group, said the repeal "undermines the intent" of the law to ensure that government insiders are not profiting from non-public information. Pelosi met with Uribe and later released a statement that she and other members of Congress had "expressed growing concerns about the serious allegations" of links between paramilitary groups and Colombian government officials. Drive-by shootings and loud-mouthed gangsters were part of the city's fabric. Mabel mixed ash from cork she burned, with coal dust, and blended this mixture by using petroleum jelly. In Obama's remarks before signing the bill into law, he specifically credited Pelosi as being "one of the best Speakers the House of Representatives has ever had. Adding more combat troops will only endanger more Americans and stretch our military to the breaking point for no strategic gain. They sent Bush a letter saying, "[T]here is no purely military solution in Iraq.