Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Nancy Pelosi's all-day marathon speech sets record

Nancy Pelosi's all-day marathon speech sets record

But the lack of a fix for immigrants brought here as kids who were protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is a stumbling block, she added, adding that she wants a commitment from House Speaker Paul Ryan that the issue would be included in any House bill.

The budget deal could be the key to averting a government shutdown this week as Congress must pass a new spending bill by Thursday night.

Pelosi was speaking on the floor of the House when she suddenly mentioned Pope Francis and Pope Benedict, suggesting that liberal legislators should spend the day in prayer over new DACA legislation.

The marathon address included many stories from Pelosi (D-Calif.), including one in which she said her 6-year-old grandson once wished that he was Hispanic on his birthday. Some scoffed at Pelosi's speech, meant to elicit a promise from House Speaker Paul Ryan to allow a vote on subsequent legislation to protect the younger immigration.

"If Minority Leader Pelosi was that serious about it, she would've handled this more directly when she was speaker of the House", Scalise told reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday.

Undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S.as children demonstrated in the halls of Congress Wednesday because of a Senate budget agreement that excluded them.

California Democrat Nancy Pelosi has delivered a record-breaking eight hour speech on her feet in the US House of Representatives - wearing a pair of four-inch heels.

The House Historian's office told CNN that Pelosi's speech is the longest on record on the House floor, according to their records.

The latest deal does not contain specific protections for Dreamers - something which many Democrats like Ms Pelosi are expected to oppose.

Leaders, when they are recognized on the House floor, are able to speak for as long as they please. A short-term funding bill expires Friday. Davis's running shoes were just as eye-catching as the pussyhats that Trump protesters wore to the Women's March on Washington in January 2017, and they looked wildly out of place with her formal blue and white outfit, which was the whole point. "Moreover, the rule limiting debate in the House dates to 1841".

"We have a moral responsibility to protect Dreamers, who are the pride of our nation and are American in every way but on paper", she said. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the administration doesn't agree with Pelosi's request to include immigration in the budget deal.

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