Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered an extraordinary floor speech last week in which he essentially auditioned for the job of Majority Leader – the one currently held by Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada.
- 6 年前最佳解答
Senate floor 參議院議堂發言講台 (區)
Sen. McConnell delivered a speech on the Senate floor ...
= Sen. McConnell delivered a Senate floor speech...
= Sen. McConnell delivered a floor speech...
2014-01-18 23:43:10 補充：
McConnell is a senator. He makes speech on the Senate floor, not on the House floor.
- prisoner26535Lv 76 年前
floor = the area where senators conduct formal meetings.
- 6 年前
When a Member of Congress is given time to formally express an opinion or make a statement on an issue before the House, they are said to have the 'floor' of the House, and their views are referred to as a 'Floor Speech'.
2014-01-24 18:43:23 補充：
Senate跟House都有其floor，當然不論是參議員或眾議員各自在其議會發表的演說，都可稱之為floor speech. 原題是描述參議員發表演說，Adam所引例子只是剛好以House舉例，聰明的網友應不致誤會。