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  • 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

  • Democrats Continue Gun Control Sit-In as Paul Ryan Adjourns House
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    MSNBCDemocrats Continue Gun Control Sit-In as Paul Ryan Adjourns HouseBy Phil Helsel, Alex Moe, Luke Russert, F. Brinley Bruton and Corky SiemaszkoThe revolt in the House of Representatives entered a second day Thursday as protesting Democrats refused to give up and continued to demand votes on gun control measures opposed by Republicans.While two dozen or so Democratic lawmakers camped out in the well of the House chamber, Speaker Paul Ryan talked tough hours after adjourning the body until Jul... Read more

  • Democrats end House sit-in protest over gun control
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    CNNDemocrats end House sit-in protest over gun controlBy Deirdre Walsh, Manu Raju, Eric Bradner and Steven SloanWashington (CNN)Democrats decided to end their day-long sit-in protest on the House floor over gun control Thursday.Rep. John Lewis, who launched the sit-in Wednesday morning, said the fight was not over."We must come back here on July 5th [when Congress returns to session] more determined than ever before," Lewis said.He also tweeted, "We got in trouble. We got in the way. Good troubl... Read more

  • Things to bring to a House sit-in: iPhones, snacks and pink-striped pillows
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    POSTThings to bring to a House sit-in: iPhones, snacks and pink-striped pillowsBy Karoun DemirjianIn the moments before Republicans returned to reclaim the House floor late Wednesday night, the scores of Democrats staging a sit-in to demand gun-control votes broke out their simplest props.Members who were gathered in the well of the chamber began waving 8.5-by-11-inch sheets of white paper, each with the name of someone who died from gun violence, as they broke into the chant that became their a... Read more

  • DNC chair to House GOP: "Stop cowering" on gun control
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    CBS NEWSDNC chair to House GOP: "Stop cowering" on gun controlBy Reena FloresRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, had some blistering words for House Republicans Thursday, just hours after the majority party adjourned the lower chamber for a two-week recess in an attempt to oust Democrats continuing a gun control sit-in on the floor."We will continue to shine a spotlight on this issue," Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of Democratic National Committee, said in an interview with "CBS This M... Read more

  • Dems to Obama: End citizenship rule for education programs
    Posted in In the News on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    Dems to Obama: End citizenship rule for education programsBy Mike LillisMore than 100 House Democrats are pushing President Obama to expand federal education benefits to young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.In a letter sent to the president Tuesday, the lawmakers say the hundreds of thousands of people enrolled in Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative should also be eligible for federal programs designed to assist disadvantaged students.Led by ... Read more