Thursday, June 23, 2016

Update on the sit-in at the U.S. House of Representatives floor

June 23,2016

Washington (CNN)House Republicans sought to end an extraordinary day of drama and a 16-hour sit-in by Democrats in the early hours of Thursday morning by adjourning for a recess that will last through July 5.

The move is an effort to shut down a protest that began Wednesday morning when Democrats took over the House floor and tried to force votes on gun control. Shortly after 7:00 a.m., about 20 Democrats remained on the House floor, including House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, and they were determined to continue.


Thursday, June 23, 2016, 8:35 a.m.

Republicans adjourn House as Democrats pledge not to give up gun control fight
Democratic lawmakers vowed Thursday morning to continue their bold attempt to force votes in the House of Representatives on gun control, even after Republicans formally adjourned for a long-scheduled recess.


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