Democrats in the House of Representatives early Friday delayed a vote on President Joe Biden’s massive spending bill after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) took to the House floor for over eight hours. Democrat leaders wanted to vote on the $1.8 trillion bill before the clock struck midnight, but McCarthy started speaking at 8:38 p.m. on Thursday and didn’t stop until 5:10 a.m. on Friday morning. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) informed members during the speech that the House would not hold the vote. The chamber was set to reconvene at 8 a.m. McCarthy broke a record set by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in 2018. His speech was 8 hours, 32 minutes; hers was 8 hours, 7 minutes. “I’m a competitive guy,” McCarthy said as the record was broken. “This one minute feels almost like eight hours now. I want to thank my colleagues for standing with me, …


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