Pelosi Held House Floor for More Than 8 Hours

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the House Democratic leader, “took the House floor at 10:04 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, intent on speaking about the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers,” the New York Times reports.

“Eight hours and seven minutes later, she quit talking.”

“Her marathon monologue — highly unusual for the House, which has no equivalent to the Senate filibuster — appears to have set the record for the longest continuous speech in the chamber, dating to at least 1909, according to the House historian. It tied up the House into the evening, delaying debate on a bill intended to spur competition in the mortgage market.”

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