Kevin McCarthy Gives Longest House Floor Speech Ever but, Build Back Back Better Passes

It will now head to the senate.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy stalled floor action on President Biden’s “Build Back Better” bill with a record breaking speech last night. The California republican started his speech just after 8:30 pm last night and didn’t stop speaking until 5:00 am this morning…marking the longest house floor speech in history at 8 hours and 32 minutes. The house was back in session this morning and the expansion bill was passed. Only two democrats voted against the bill and there were no republicans who voted to pass the measure. It will now head to the senate, where its expected to face some tough issues. Moderate democratic senator Joe Manchin has expressed major concerns over a variety of elements of the bill.