WASHINGTON — Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, took to the House floor at precisely 10:04 a.m. E.S.T. Wednesday, intent on speaking about the young undocumented immigrants known as “Dreamers.”
More than eight hours later, she finally stopped talking.
Her marathon monologue — highly unusual for the House, which has no equivalent to the filibuster in the Senate — came as Republicans are scrambling to pass legislation to keep the government open. A short-term funding bill expires on Friday.
President Trump might (wrongly) think that the Russia investigation is a hoax, but there is one thing he cannot deny: Russia is coming for the 2018 elections. In fact, CIA Director Pompeo said again last week that he has ‘every expectation’ that Russia will interfere in the midterm elections.
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement on a budget caps agreement:
Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks of the Floor of the House expressing her opposition to the Republicans’ fifth stop-gap, short-term spending bill. Below are the Leader’s remarks:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi offered a resolution on the House floor disapproving of Chairman Nunes’ irresponsible decision to release a deliberately altered, highly classified memo after it was voted on by the House Intelligence Committee. The resolution also called for the release of House Intelligence Committee Democrats’ memo to set the record straight on House Republicans’ campaign to obstruct the Russia investigation. After the Chair ruled the resolution was not privileged, the House voted 236 – 190 to appeal the ruling of the Chair.
Leader Pelosi. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I thank the gentleman for yielding and I thank him and Mr. [Gregg] Harper for leadership in bringing this legislation to the Floor.
Tonight, Republicans who control the House, Senate and White House will bring forth their fifth stop-gap, short-term spending bill, once again demonstrating their incompetence.
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on House Republican leadership’s plan for consideration of a 5th stop-gap budget bill:
“A full week after voting to publicly release the dangerous, deliberately distorted Nunes memo, House Republicans have decided to pay lip-service to the public interest.
“As the Dow nosedives on his watch, the President’s rambling, deceitful tax scam sales pitch reached an all-time low in Cincinnati,” Hammill said.