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Kaine Gives Floor Speech In Spanish

Kaine Gives Floor Speech In Spanish

Senator Tim Kaine has delivered a speech on the U.S. Senate floor entirely in Spanish. Kaine gave the 14-minute speech during the Senate debate on immigration reform. He called for a strong bipartisan effort. The Senate Historical Office says it appears that Kaine is the first lawmaker to give a complete floor speech in Spanish. Kaine became fluent in the language while working as a Catholic missionary for a year in Honduras.