February 8, 2018 11:47 IST

Nancy Pelosi sets record with eight-hour speech on DACA

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A source close to the California Democrat told CNN that she thought of the idea overnight to speak for hours on the House floor. She was wearing four-inch-heels while delivering the speech and only sipped water, the source said. Credit: (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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US politician Nancy Pelosi spoke for a little more than eight hours in the House of Representatives to oppose the budget deal to lift spending caps and avert a government shutdown because the plan does not address immigration issues. The House Historian's office told CNN that Pelosi's speech on Wednesday was the longest on record on the House floor. Credit: (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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The House Minority Leader started speaking shortly after 10 a.m., and wrapped the speech a little after 6.10 p.m. "I have had the privilege of reading the testimony from Dreamers, I still have more," she said, receiving applause in the chamber. "I thank all of you." Credit: (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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The budget deal, which was proposed by Senate leaders on Wednesday, will require Democratic support to pass the House, so the House Democratic leader's comments make the plan's future unclear. Credit: (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Pelosi said she opposed that the spending deal because it does not include a permanent solution for undocumented immigrants affected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme. Credit: (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)