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  • Democrats end marathon sit-in as Ryan rejects calls for gun vote
    Posted in In the News on June 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    BLOOMBERG NEWSDemocrats end marathon sit-in as Ryan rejects calls for gun voteBy Laura Litvan and Billy HouseDemocrats closed out a marathon sit-in on the U.S. House floor Thursday afternoon after 25 hours of emotionally charged speeches demanding action on gun control, but they insisted their protests would continue in other forms."We are going to win the struggle. We're going to win big," Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a leader of the protest, said in closing out the sit-in Thursday afternoon. "W... Read more

  • WATCH: Debbie Wasserman Schultz breaks down while reading letter from Gabby Giffords at House Democrats' sit-in
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    EXAMINERWATCH: Debbie Wasserman Schultz breaks down while reading letter from Gabby Giffords at House Democrats' sit-inMadeleine MorgensternRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz gave an emotional reading of a letter from former colleague Gabby Giffords during the House Democrats' floor sit-in Wednesday.Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., who read Giffords' resignation letter on the House floor after she was gravely injured in the 2011 shooting that killed six, said she was proud to give her friend a voice once m... Read more

  • Democrats Finally Try To Do Something About The Gun Bloodshed
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    THE HUFFINGTON POSTDemocrats Finally Try To Do Something About The Gun BloodshedBy Michael McAuliff John Lewis knows blood. And more than 61 years after he led marchers over the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday in the struggle for civil rights, he knows what it means to take a stand.So it was no mistake that his Democratic colleagues turned to the congressman from Georgia on Wednesday, asking him to lead a new stand by taking over the floor of the United States House of Representatives.He d... Read more

  • Giffords writes open letter in support of Dem sit-in
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    THE HILL Giffords writes open letter in support of Dem sit-inBy Rebecca SavranskyFormer Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) encouraged Democrats' sit-in on the House floor to push for action on gun control legislation with an open letter that was read aloud. "There is nowhere I would rather be right now than with you?—?on the floor of the People’s House, representing Southern Arizona, fighting for our country, and working to make our communities safer," Giffords wrote, addressing House members. "But y... Read more

  • Florida lawmakers lead battle over post-Orlando gun controls
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDFlorida lawmakers lead battle over post-Orlando gun controlsBy James RosenRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee, fueled a fractious revolt Wednesday as she helped lead a sit-in over gun limits on the House of Representatives floor that threw Congress into chaos and forced Republicans to adjourn the session.Adding to the ferment on Capitol Hill since the Orlando shooting, Rep. David Jolly of Indian Shores, Fla., broke with other Republicans as he pus... Read more

  • House in Chaos as Democrats Press Gun Fight, Republicans Try to Gain Control
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    THE DAILY BEASTHouse in Chaos as Democrats Press Gun Fight, Republicans Try to Gain ControlAmid shouts of ‘Shame!’ and ‘No bill, no break,’ Democrats sang ‘We Shall Overcome,’ adapting the second chorus to ‘We shall pass a bill someday,’ as they sat in on the House floor.By Andrew Desiderio & Alexa CorseThe House of Representatives erupted into chaos on Wednesday night as Speaker Paul Ryan attempted to regain control of the chamber. The move came 10 hours into a sit-in led by House Democrats ove... Read more

  • Democrats seize spotlight with sit-in on guns
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Democrats seize spotlight with sit-in on gunsBy Cristina MarcosDemocrats seized the floor and the political spotlight on gun control Wednesday, staging a sit-in that shut down the House and C-SPAN’s cameras.Lawmakers took over the floor just before midday and said they would not relinquish control until Republicans allowed a vote on legislation to prevent suspected terrorists from buying firearms.Republicans gaveled the chamber into recess and turned off the House cameras, leaving Democrats to g... Read more

  • Democrats seize spotlight with sit-in on guns
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Democrats seize spotlight with sit-in on gunsBy Cristina MarcosDemocrats seized the floor and the political spotlight on gun control Wednesday, staging a sit-in that shut down the House and C-SPAN’s cameras.Lawmakers took over the floor just before midday and said they would not relinquish control until Republicans allowed a vote on legislation to prevent suspected terrorists from buying firearms.Republicans gaveled the chamber into recess and turned off the House cameras, leaving Democrats to g... Read more

  • Top Dem rep: Republicans are 'running and hiding'
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    THE HILLTop Dem rep: Republicans are 'running and hiding'By Rebecca SavranskyRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) early Thursday slammed Republicans for refusing the hold a vote on gun control legislation."They have to put the bill on the floor and own up to where they are and stare their constituents in the eye and say 'yay' or 'nay,' " she said Thursday morning on "CBS This Morning.""That's what we're elected to do. But they're running and hiding because of the NRA."The Florida representativ... Read more

  • Key Moments in the House Sit-In on Guns
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    ROLL CALLKey Moments in the House Sit-In on GunsBy Alex Gangitano & Lindsey McPherson11:25 a.m.: Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., gives a thundering speech about the need for the House to take action on gun violence before going on recess. "We have lost hundreds of thousands of innocent people to gun violence….What has this body done? Mr. Speaker, not one thing."Democrats begin chanting “No Bill, No Break.” Republicans called the chamber into recess, and the cameras were shut down. Lewis and Rep. Katheri... Read more