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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions on the possibility of a government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol on January 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. Pelosi said the burden of passing legislation to continue funding the U.S. goverment rests with Republicans since they have majorities in the House and Senate and currently occupy the White House as well. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at the time of this publication is holding the floor of the House of Representatives  and has been for more than 8 hours and counting, in a record-breaking marathon speech protesting a budget deal reached by Senate leaders.

Chad Pergram who covers Congress for FOX News reports this is setting the record for longest House floor speech. The old record was 5 hours and 15 minutes in 1909 by Rep. Champ Clark (D-MO) in 1909 on tariffs and trade. Pelosi is using a House rule loophole that allows party leaders only to speak without a time limit when recognized.

A live broadcast of the speech can be seen here, from WGAC’s news partner Fox News.