House Democrats push vote on social spending plan through Friday

House Democrats have pushed the vote on President BidenJoe Biden Florida Republicans Vote To Limit Vaccine Mandates Bill Honoring 13 Service Members Killed In Afghanistan Heads To Biden’s Desk Overnight Defense And Homeland Security – Presented By Boeing – Pentagon Promises More Transparency In air strikes MOREof the climate and social spending package until 8 a.m. on Friday morning, if the minority leader of the House Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthy The Memo: Gosar Censored, But Toxic Culture Increases House Votes To Censor Gosar From Committees Ocasio-Cortez Criticizes Gosar, McCarthy For Anime Video Showing His Murder MORE (R-Calif.) Has stopped talking by then.

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

The announcement of the delay, which came from the Majority Leader’s office Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton Hoyer The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – House prepares to debate BBB Democrats see Friday’s vote as probable for Biden’s bill The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by ExxonMobil – Democrats House of Representatives expect big vote on Biden measure MORE (D-Md.), It came after midnight on Friday, almost four hours after McCarthy’s speech, an incoherent monologue that touched on topics as diverse as receiving a COVID-19 booster shot, inflation, immigration, the speech of Gettysburg, Elon muskPlus, President Washington crosses the policy of Delaware and the United States towards China.

If those issues seemed disconnected on the surface, they always returned to a common accusatory theme: The Democrats, with their plan to pass billionaire benefits legislation for Biden’s “family,” were ensuring the demise of America’s centuries-old experiment in capitalist democracy. McCarthy charged, and only a shift of power back to the Republicans could save the republic.

Meanwhile, he urged moderate Democrats to oppose the welfare package, as long as it hits the ground.

Despite the new plan to vote on Friday morning, McCarthy vowed to keep talking.

Democrats go to bed at night, but I’m not talking to them. I am speaking directly to the American people, ‚ÄĚread a message on McCarthy’s Twitter account posted shortly before 1 am.

The House will go into recess when McCarthy finishes speaking. Once the chamber reconvenes at 8 a.m. M., The Speaker Nancy pelosiNancy Pelosi Senate Advances Defense Bill After On The Money Delay: Biden Alerts Oil Industry (D-Calif.) Is expected to make final comments on the legislation before the House proceeds to vote on the bill.

While most House members must adhere to time limits during floor debate, House rules allow the Speaker, Majority Leader, and Minority Leader to speak for unlimited periods of time. .

Pelosi currently holds the record for the longest House speech, set when, as the minority leader in 2018, she spoke for more than eight hours, wearing four-inch stilettos to boot, calling on Republican leaders to stand up. pledged to vote on immigration reform.

If McCarthy hopes to break Pelosi’s record, he would have to keep talking continuously until nearly 5 a.m. Friday after starting his remarks at 8:38 p.m. Thursday night.

During the first about two hours of McCarthy’s speech, Democrats repeatedly interrupted and interrupted him. But as time passed, few stayed on camera to hear his comments and made fun of him on Twitter.

“We are hearing rumors that the front row of Republican hostages behind Kevin McCarthy are asking if they can just be censored,” wrote Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben Raskin Memorandum: Democrats May Regret Chase Bannon Subpoenas Shows Jan. 6 Panel’s Focus On Trump Overnight Energy & Environment Plans – Presented By American Clean Power – Democrats Prepare To question oil executives MORE (D-Md.), In reference to Wednesday’s vote to censor Rep. Paul gosarPaul Anthony Gosar Gosar’s Brother Praises Ocasio-Cortez, Calls Brother ‘Dangerous’ Memo: Gosar Censored, But Toxic Culture Grows Hillicon Valley – Presented By Ericsson – Iran-Linked Hackers Targeting Critical Sectors MORE (R-Ariz.) And remove him from committees for posting an anime video that showed him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez Gosar’s Brother Praises Ocasio-Cortez, Calls Brother ‘Dangerous’ The Memo: Gosar Censored, But Toxic Culture Grows Hillicon Valley – Presented By Ericsson – Iran-Linked Hackers Targeting Critical Sectors MORE (DN.Y.).

The taunts did nothing to dissuade the Republican leader. At two hours and fifty-four minutes into the prayer, McCarthy offered exhausted Democrats a warning: “I’m getting ready,” he said.

Other Republicans encouraged McCarthy to “hold the line” and continue speaking out to delay the approval of the Democrats’ domestic agenda.

Rep. Greg penceGregory PenceBiden criticizes McConnell for highlighting the bill he voted against Five Big Questions on the Jan.6 Select Committee Biden Shakes Up the Republican Party by Touting Rescue Plan They Opposed: ‘Some People Have No Shame’ MORE (R-Ind.), Brother of the former vice president Mike penceMichael (Mike) Richard Pence Trump is learning what executive privilege really means Trump slams former Pence aide after she said she admitted she lost The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by ExxonMobil – Will Big Bill Pass of Biden in the House this week? PLUS, was among the legislators who praised.

“This is a historic moment for Kevin, without a doubt,” Pence said. “He’s been at it for a long time.”

At the same time, resistance from some Republicans seemed to wane as the night wore on.

Around midnight, Rep. Randy weberRandall (Randy) Keith Weber New Group of Republican Lawmakers Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Biden ‘I Want to Cry’: House Republicans Take an Emotional Journey to the Border Roy Introduces Bill Stopping Party Members Chinese Communists buy US land MORE (R-Texas), who was sitting directly behind McCarthy, appeared to nod briefly and glanced at his watch.

Democrats had hoped to get the social spending package approved on Thursday after infighting over the bill’s strategy and scope had delayed it for months.

Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives initially attempted to vote on passage of the legislation two weeks ago, but a handful of centrists refused to back it unless an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) was not on hand. ) of its fiscal impact.

Democrats then proceeded to vote as soon as the CBO released its total cost estimate Thursday afternoon.

Only one House Democrat – Rep. Golden jaredJared Golden Conservative group targeting House Democrats for positions SALT Abortion rights group backing 12 House Democrats New ad campaign targets five House Democrats for inflation MORE (Maine), which represents a competitive district and also opposed its party’s COVID-19 relief measure earlier this year, has announced its opposition to the social spending package.

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