Coverage of House Democratic Gun Legislation Sit-In
Live footage of House Democrats' sit-in played from the House floor via Periscope and Facebook video feeds as Democratic members attempted to force House Republicans to allow a vote on gun control legislation.593 views
Also shown was a live news conference with several House Democrats, including Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Representative John Lewis (D-GA), who spoke to reporters in Statuary Hall about their protest. Later, Speaker Ryan’s weekly press briefing was shown live.
Monetary Policy and the Economy
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee.8,287 views
Gun Control Policy and Privacy Laws
Former Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) spoke about gun policy, privacy laws, and the 2016 presidential campaign. He spoke via video link from Houston, Texas.1,340 views
Senators Boxer, Toomey, Grassley, Nelson, and Murphy on Gun Control Legislation
Senators Boxer, Toomey, Grassley, Nelson, and Murphy debated gun control amendments.21 views
Senators Feinstein and Cornyn on Gun Control Legislation
Senate Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-VA) and House Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) debated their gun control amendments.2,589 views
Senator Feinstein’s amendment would allow the attorney general to block suspected terrorists on the government’s No Fly list from buying a gun.
Senator Cornyn’s amendment would allow the attorney general to delay gun purchases for up to 72 hours through a court order for those on the government’s No-Fly List.
Both amendments failed to achieve cloture.