Pelosi: Not Leaving for Christmas Until Dreamers Protected


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warned Thursday that Democrats will not leave Capitol Hill for the holidays until Congress agrees to protect the Dreamers program.

Pelosi said her party wants safeguards for those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and “we will not leave here without a DACA fix,” The Hill reports.

She made the remarks hours before an expected vote by the House on whether to extend government spending for two weeks to prevent a shutdown this Saturday.

Pelosi predicted that Democrats won’t give their support needed to pass the vote until the DACA is repaired and other issues are addressed in the budget.

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