Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) promises to use the "awesome power" of her title to push bills that she says have bipartisan support. Pelosi tells Lesley Stahl there are issues both parties want to pass legislation on, offering a common ground she can use to move bills forward.
"There's always been bipartisan support for Dreamers," Pelosi says. "Bipartisan support for gun safety, bipartisan support for infrastructure."
Stahl profiles the speaker, 100 days into her third term, on the next edition of "60 Minutes," Sunday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
Stahl previewed the segment on Friday's "CBS This Morning."
"She is a very strong person," Stahl said. "And stronger than I think [the public] realized."
In the "60 Minutes" interview, Pelosi outlines how she can use her position in spite of gridlock in Congress.
"The power of the speaker is to set the agenda," Pelosi tells Stahl. "We didn't have a speaker who would bring a gun bill to the floor. We didn't have a speaker who would bring a Dreamers issue to the floor. We do now. And that's a very big difference. The power of the speaker is awesome. Awesome."