Monday, July 16, 2018
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House sit-in runs late, loud

Associated Press

House members demanding a vote on gun-control legislation loudly chant, "No bill, no break'' as House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., brings the chamber into session late Wednesday night. Democrats led by Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., started a sit-in about 11:30 a.m. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, who was presiding, declared the House in recess, which automatically turned off C-SPAN cameras. The protesting lawmakers turned to Facebook Live and Periscope, and C-SPAN picked up their streams. More than 10 hours later, Ryan tried to restore order, but lawmakers holding signs with the names of gun violence victims shouted over him. "We will not leave the floor of this House until this Congress takes action!" said Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa. The sit-in appeared likely to continue today. Ryan criticized Democrats for staging "a publicity stunt." Story, 2A

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