Nancy Pelosi Sets Record for Longest House Floor Speech About Dreamers

(From CBS News)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi set the record for the longest-continuous House floor speech on record Wednesday, speaking for 8 hours and 7 minutes — in four-inch heels. Pelosi told the stories of people who came to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers, as Congress debates federal funding.

Leaders, when they are recognized on the House floor, are able to speak for as long as they please. The previous record for the longest continuous speech was held by then-Rep. Champ Clark, a Missouri congressman who spoke for five hours and 15 minutes in 1909, according to the House historian’s office. Pelosi concluded her speech just after 6 p.m.

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