What Is Nancy Pelosi Up To?

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After months of public jousting and fruitless negotiations with Republicans and President Donald Trump, Democrats are running out of time - and options - in their fight to preserve a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the USA as children from deportation. The California Democrat quoted from the Bible and Pope Francis as Democrats took turns sitting behind her in support. She spent eight8 hours talking on the House floor to protest the situation Wednesday.

"This is a human plea to the Speaker [of the House Paul Ryan], a prayerful human plea to the speaker", she said. "We can do something today to at least make whole the children".

Lawmakers have been working to enact legislation that would codify the temporary protections offered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which President Donald Trump is terminating.

While laughing, Pelosi announced that she'd broken a record and said she wondered what the last record-breaking speech was about. "And I think Pelosi is part of that", Gingrich concluded. "Hopefully we could gather 60 votes for that".

Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., who chairs another conservative group within the GOP conference that is closer to Republican leadership - the Republican Study Committee - said he doesn't plan to vote for the bill. If approved, the bill would then go to Trump to be signed into law. Republicans blaming Democrats. Democrats blaming Republicans. "[From] this morning when I first met with my colleagues in our meeting at 8 [a.m.], it was exactly 40 hours until midnight tomorrow". "We will be joining primaries this year and we will primary Democrats who did not have the spine or the courage to stand up for our undocumented family". But with a lot of House conservatives looking to vote "no", Speaker Paul Ryan will need quite a few Democratic votes for the bill to pass. She began speaking at about 10 a.m. By the end, there was a quiver in her voice, a stumble over some words and a case of sniffles.

Pelosi's "unofficial filibuster"--reportedly the longest ever delivered in the House chamber--was about finding a solution for DREAMers and she read some of their testimonies in her lengthy address.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, criticized Paul on Twitter.

His speech lasted 5 hours and 15 minutes and took aim at a tariff called the Payne-Aldrich Act, which lowered tariffs but raised rates on some resources like coal and iron. "They are a reflection of all the immigrants that have come before".

Bipartisan Senate leaders unveiled a massive spending bill Wednesday that would eliminate strict budget caps set up in place in 2011 and boost federal spending by hundreds of billions of dollars. Schumer, D-N.Y., praised the agreement for providing needed funding for health, drug abuse and social service programs, having dropped his push to use the budget talks to extract concessions on immigration. And yet it appears Democrats have a good chance of walking away from the continuing showdown with most of their priorities granted other than on immigration, and there's still about as good a chance they can get a DACA fix now as there's been at any other point.

"We've laid out what we would like to see in immigration legislation and I think it's something Nancy Pelosi should support and hopefully she'll come on board", she said during the White House briefing Wednesday. Democrats in 2007 through 2010 were quite a bit more centralized than they had been when Tom Foley was speaker, but I don't think the committee structure had atrophied almost as much then as it has now.

"We have to be strong as a country.to respect the aspirations of people who are our future", Pelosi said on the House floor. Democrats in late January went to lay down a marker, but within three days were selling a strategic retreat.