GOP leader's marathon speech forces House Democrats to push vote

Posted on AllSides November 19th, 2021
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House Democrats have pushed the vote on President Biden’s social spending and climate package to 8 a.m. Friday morning after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) held the floor for more than 8 1/2 hours to delay its passage.

McCarthy commandeered the chamber floor Thursday night in a marathon floor speech that dashed the Democrats’ plans to vote on their top legislative priority and leave town for the long Thanksgiving recess before Friday. 

The announcement of the delay, which came from the office of Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), arrived after midnight on Friday, almost four...

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