Nancy Pelosi Finishes Record-Long House Speech on DREAMers After More Than Eight Hours
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) February 7, 2018
On Capitol Hill today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor starting at around 10:00 am and did not stop until a little after 6 pm.
Pelosi’s “unofficial filibuster”––reportedly the longest ever delivered in the House chamber––was about finding a solution for DREAMers and she read some of their testimonies in her lengthy address.
She wants Speaker Paul Ryan to commit to pushing a bipartisan immigration deal, citing what Mitch McConnell said weeks ago, and she made it clear she’s not happy with a spending agreement that doesn’t include a serious immigration fix.
Pelosi received support from fellow Democrats during the day and a standing ovation from members in the room when she was done:
Nancy Pelosi received a standing ovation from Democrats after speaking for more than 8 hours about the DACA program, setting the record for the longest speech on the House floor https://t.co/pBN8NBwAtl pic.twitter.com/P5z4sYkZy2
— CNN (@CNN) February 7, 2018
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