US Democrat speaks for 8 hours

History was made when top US House Democrat Nancy Pelosi delivered the longest address to the chamber in 108 years by speaking for 8 hours. The veteran California Democrat who will turn 78 took the floor at 10.04 a.m. and spoke nonstop till 6.11 p.m. She spoke for the entire day standing in 4 inch heels and had nothing except water to drink.

It was a remarkable display of determination by the minority leader and former speaker of the House. She spoke nonstop on protecting young undocumented migrants from deportation. The House historian confirmed that it was the longest continuous speech in the House since 1909.