USA: Pelosi Demands Inclusion of Immigration Issue in Budget Law

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Pelosi said she would oppose the deal unless House Speaker Paul Ryan gave assurances that he would bring immigration legislation to the floor for a vote.

Pelosi got the news of her new record while continuing to tell stories of DREAMers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States when they children.

It's unclear whether Ryan will grant Pelosi's wish and consider legislation for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, who are known as "Dreamers", while the Democrats disagree with the White House on its requirement that Congress tie any DACA protections to funding for a southern border wall. Afghan war will cost B in 2018 House passes stopgap spending measure with defense money MORE (R-Wis.) that the House will consider legislation to protect young immigrants brought to the US illegally as children.

The bill to address carbon dioxide emissions passed by a small margin in the House but died in the Senate.

By telegraphing their hesitance to force another shutdown, and then agreeing to a long-term budget deal, Democrats gave up the one source of leverage that the minority party held to force a DACA fix.

Pelosi's marathon speech comes on a day when her Senate counterpart, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., struck a broad budget deal with McConnell.

Meanwhile in the Senate, leaders announced a major bipartisan budget deal that would add more than $300 billion in federal spending over the next two years, but notably excluded any of the immigration-related issues that have roiled Congress for months.

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Pelosi said she will not support the Senate's budget deal unless Ryan commits to holding a vote on immigration in the same way that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did. She also included remarks about the Declaration of Independence, the country's founders.

"I think we're on the way to getting an agreement and getting it very soon", McConnell said Tuesday.

"Speaker Ryan has already repeatedly stated we intend to do a DACA and immigration reform bill - one that the President supports", spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in a statement responding to Pelosi. Trump has given lawmakers until March 5 to extend DACA, though a court ruling is temporarily keeping the program running. In exchange, Trump has proposed establishing a path to citizenship for almost two million immigrants, which would go beyond the DACA population.

And Wednesday on S.E. Cupp: Unfiltered, the Ohio Congressman - who ran unsuccessfully to replace Pelosi in the House - offered little indication that his views on the minority leader have significantly changed.

On the other side of the chamber sat only Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and two aides, seemingly waiting to seize the floor and begin debate on a home mortgage bill scheduled to be voted on later Wednesday.

Lawmakers made a decision to impose limits on how long they could speak as House membership grew with the westward expansion.

The last speech that came close was in 1909, according to historical records. Unlike the Senate, filibustering is not allowed in the House.

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