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Nancy Pelosi Is Giving A Marathon Speech On The House Floor

Nancy Pelosi held the House floor for hours Wednesday and tried to get House Speaker Paul Ryan to promise immigrant legislation in the future.

By Katie Cammarata | February 7, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held the House floor Wednesday for hours in an attempt to get House Speaker Paul Ryan to commit to a vote on immigration legislation.

During her speech, Pelosi shared personal stories from people who have been protected by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — a program that's set to end in early March. Pelosi promised to oppose an emerging budget deal if Ryan doesn't bring up legislation to protect DACA recipients.

Pelosi's speech came a day after the House passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown.

That bill went to the Senate, but the House might have to vote again if the Senate makes any changes.