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    Coverage of House Democratic Gun Legislation Sit-In, Part 2

    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.

    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.

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee. 

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    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.

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    Senators Boxer, Toomey, Grassley, Nelson, and Murphy on Gun Control Legislation

    Senators Boxer, Toomey, Grassley, Nelson, and Murphy debated gun control amendments.

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    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.

    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.