Pelosi Receives Standing Ovation After Eight Hour Speech Celebrating DREAMers

‘Let us acknowledge the DREAMers and their optimism, their inspiration to make America more American’

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RUSH TRANSCRIPT:
PELOSI: "The Republican leader, Mitch McConnell has gone forward with the budget proposal with the promise that he will give that opportunity to the floor of the Senate. The Senate will work its will and we'll work our will, but it must be bipartisan, transparent and unifying and there is a lot of hard work and this bill. And there may be other options. I'm telling you that. With that, though, I thank the staff of the house of representatives, the various speakers of the house who have been up there with such courtesy. You smile. You smile. Let us acknowledge the DREAMers and their optimism, their inspiration to make America more American. Thank you, my colleagues. With that, I yield back."
SPEAKER: " The house will come to order."
PELOSI: "Thank you very much. Allow me to just say that we continue on this most important legislation, 1153. Ms. Waters: And we have had the opportunity to yield time to speaker -- well, leader Pelosi. And while she certainly came in to oppose this bill, that we have before us having yielded one minute to the leader, is the most profound one minute probably in the history of this institution. That one minute that ended up eight hours where leader Pelosi talked about the plight of DACA and the dreamers and I'm very proud that in yielding that one minute, we had the opportunity to listen to leader Pelosi deal with an issue and demand that we have an opportunity to have a real debate and a real discussion in the people's house. So I'm very pleased we had that opportunity."

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