Nancy Pelosi Just Showed She's Dead Serious About Protecting Dreamers

Flake floats Dreamers extension

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Forgoing any breaks, Ms Pelosi spent much of the rare talkathon reading personal letters from the young immigrants whose temporary protection from deportation is set to expire next month.

"The message is that if you don't support this, you don't support the military", Walker said, before adding that people should be able to identify as both defense and fiscal hawks.

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.

Former President Barack Obama compelled the country onto a path of common sense and decency in 2012 when he imposed the DACA measure by executive order. Ms Pelosi said she would oppose the budget deal unless GOP leaders agreed to hold a House vote on helping the Dreamers. It was instead an unusual use of her prerogative, as a leader, to speak for longer than most members are allowed.

"We're not going to get DACA as part of this", said Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky, the top Democrat on the Budget Committee. "And then hopefully tomorrow she will validate that trust by stopping us from voting for it". She took to the floor for "one minute" and used it to launch an epic eight-hour speech in which she told immigrant stories.

Pelosi chose to give her remarks late Tuesday night and gave a heads up to Schumer, aides said.

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"They haven't had backbone and we think they could do better and that's why we're going to their offices today", she said.

Delaney, who said Democrats had zero appetite for another government shutdown like the three-day saga last month, said the objective of Pelosi's floor speech was to point out "that Paul Ryan hasn't done the right thing, which is to say that we should have a debate on immigration". "Republicans control everything, and they've given too much authority to this president".

Capitol Hill. What comes in the next weeks to come? "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".

Speaker Paul D. Ryan said this week that he won't bring a bill to the floor that Mr. Trump won't sign.

"What are they thinking?" The Californian concluded her speech at 6:11pm to applause and a standing ovation from the Democrats. By the end, there was a quiver in her voice, a stumble over some words and a case of sniffles.

Speaker Paul Ryan still maintains that he will not hold a debate or vote on immigration reform within the House unless the discussed plan is approved by the president.

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Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, said he's still pushing for the proposal he and Sen. The Republican side of the chamber was virtually empty. "They are a reflection of all the immigrants that have come before".

The California Democrat's remarks potentially jeopardize the prospects that Congress will pass legislation this week preventing a government shutdown starting after midnight Thursday.

The Senate agreement on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases. 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. But leaving a meeting of their caucus Thursday evening, many lawmakers said leadership was no longer urging opposition, leaving members free to vote as they saw fit. "Will it be on Nancy Pelosi's terms?"

Stan Collender, a federal budget expert, said that this deal has massive political implications if passed - one major one being that the Freedom Caucus will have far less power. Asked if she was "whipping" Democrats to oppose the budget measure, Pelosi told reporters, "I've just been on the floor all day". "That's something that's going to have long-term implications", said Murshed Zaheed, political director for the progressive group CREDO. "And then that would be it - we'd resist everything else, any other amendments, and then go back to the House and create all the pressure in the House to make it happen".

"There will be a reckoning", said Ben Wikler, Washington director for the liberal group MoveOn.

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