Washington D.C. [United States], Feb 8 (ANI): United States House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has spoken for more than eight consecutive hours in a record-breaking marathon speech protesting a budget deal reached by Senate leaders.
According to CNN, Pelosi said she opposed the spending deal because it doesn't include a permanent solution for undocumented immigrants affected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Pelosi, 77, stood in dark blue, four-inch stilettos the whole time as she read aloud stories of individual immigrants, known as "Dreamers," and argued the merits of allowing them to stay in the country.
According to the House historian's office, Pelosi appeared to have set a record for the longest continuous speech in the chamber's history. The previous record, of five hours and 15 minutes, was set by Rep. Champ Clark, D-Mo., in 1909, reported Fox News.
The Trump administration is phasing out the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which granted temporary work permits for qualifying young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
Boehner's roughly one hour speech was dubbed a "fila-Boehner."(ANI)