Wednesday, February 7, 2018

US Congresswoman Sets Record With Marathon Speech

Countable: What's a Filibuster

VOANews: US Congresswoman Sets Record With Marathon Speech
"U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi conducted a rare "filibuster" speaking for more than seven hours in Congress on Wednesday to try to force Republicans to bring up an immigration bill in the chamber...
She said,"There's nothing partisan or political about protecting Dreamers," Pelosi said, using the term commonly applied to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children. "If a Dream Act were brought to the floor, it would pass immediately, with strong bipartisan support." She cited polling that showed 84 percent of Americans support a path to citizenship for the Dreamers. 
"I commend my Republican colleagues for their courage in speaking out on this, yet our Dreamers hang in limbo with a cruel cloud of fear and uncertainty above them. The Republican moral cowardice must end," she continued, referring to Republican leadership's reluctance to bring a bill to the floor. (read more)"

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