Dem Rep Falls Asleep While Pelosi Gives Filibuster-Style Speech

  • Dem Rep Falls Asleep While Pelosi Gives Filibuster-Style Speech

Dem Rep Falls Asleep While Pelosi Gives Filibuster-Style Speech

Pelosi's marathon came the same day her Senate counterpart, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., struck a budget deal with McConnell.

"I have no intention of yielding back", Pelosi said at 3:41 p.m. when she inquired about the House schedule. Pelosi sounded increasingly skeptical that Republicans will act.

(There are 435 members in all, so giving them limitless time could easily ground the government to a halt.) But as the minority leader, Pelosi has the privilege to speak for much longer - theoretically for as long as she wants, although Speaker Paul Ryan could have intervened to cut her off.

For the fifth sorrowful mystery, the crucifixion, Maria Jose, a Dreamer from Sacramento, California, read the reflection, saying: "We DACA recipients also cried when DACA, our ticket to safety, ended".

"Let the House work its will", Pelosi said.

Pelosi now holds the record for the longest speech on the House floor, historians say.

U.S. politician Nancy Pelosi spoke for a little more than eight hours in the House of Representatives to oppose the budget deal to lift spending caps and avert a government shutdown because the plan does not address immigration issues. "We've laid out what we would like to see in immigration legislation, and I think it's something that Nancy Pelosi should support", Sanders said in the briefing. They've been the greatness of our country.

She was wearing four-inch-heels while delivering the speech and only sipped water, the source said. "I wonder what that was?"

What this poll indicates is across the board support for allowing DACA recipients and other people in the country illegally should be allowed to stay in the country and an opportunity to obtain legal status. "We will be joining primaries this year and we will primary Democrats who did not have the spine or the courage to stand up for our undocumented family". Ms. Pelosi does not agree.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has already promised such a debate in the Senate.

Ryan's spokeswoman AshLee Strong said the speaker does intend to address immigration reform.

"Honour the House of Representative and give us a chance to have a vote on the floor", she said.

The plan could break a months-long partisan stalemate centered on federal spending, but potential roadblocks and threats like the one Pelosi leveled Wednesday could drag out the disagreements.

Sen. Robert P. Casey (D-Pa.) said approving the compromise deal now will open the path for a wide-open debate next week in the Senate on the DACA program and other immigration proposals - what Democrats should consider a political victory.

Yet, Republicans and Democrats in the House threatened to hold it up even if it gets bipartisan support in the Senate.

"It is attractive to ask Mary to intercede today, not only for the Dreamers, but for their parents too", he said, urging everyone to pray for House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, who also is Catholic. "Give us a vote".

Her speech is technically not a filibuster, because it didn't occur in the Senate. A short-term budget agreement expires on Thursday. A Senate vote on the measure could occur as soon as Wednesday, though leaders have not yet scheduled any floor activity. "Moreover, the rule limiting debate in the House dates to 1841".