LONGEST SENATE SPEECH ON THIS DAY IN 1935

HueyPLong speaking
Senator Huey Long

U.S. Senator Huey Long of Louisiana made what would become his longest
and most dramatic filibuster on Senate record. The speech took 15 hours
and 30 minutes with a total of 150,000 words. Long’s efforts only delayed
the inevitable passage of the bill he was trying to prevent.. When Long
was forced to yield the floor to use the restroom, the Senate voted on,
and passed the resolution. He was later assassinated on September
8 of that same year.

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