Nancy Pelosi Goes To Bat For Dreamers


In an 8-hour marathon speech, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (DCA 12th District) addressed the floor of the House on behalf of Dreamers.

From 10AM to 6PM Eastern, Congresswoman Pelosi extended the House-termed “leadership minute” into multiple hours with personal accounts of Dreamers who entered this country as children of undocumented parents.

As Congress balks and stalls on a deal that would give legal status to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Representative Pelosi strongly maintains that a bill which securely keeps the Dreamers in the country be brought to the House floor.

The full matter at stake is Congress’ need to agree on a spending deal that will finance the national government. Many issues currently block a provision towards government funding. One of these issues is DACA. Minority Leader Pelosi says she will not support a spending deal without House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI 1st District) bringing DACA legislation to the House floor.

Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) has already agreed to let DACA legislation come to the Senate upper chamber, leaving House Speaker Ryan as the primary resister to a vote that would possibly make DACA a law.

The current DACA program is set to end this year in March.

For more on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s speech supporting Dreamers, see MarketWatch: Pelosi stages marathon 8-hour protest on House floor for Dreamers, the source of this information.

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