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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of topics. Most of the briefing focused on the House Democratic sit-in to force a vote on gun legislation, which he called a publicity stunt. He also spoke about the Supreme Court’s decision on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The court in a 4-4 vote upheld a lower court’s injunction against the Obama administration’s deferred-action immigration policy.

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    President Obama Remarks on Immigration Executive Actions Ruling

    President Obama spoke to reporters about and answered their questions on the Supreme Court’s 4-4 ruling in U.S. v. Texas, which upheld a lower court’s injunction against the Obama administration’s deferred-action immigration policy. The president said the decision had less of an impact than it would have if the court had a ninth member confirmed by the Senate. He also said the Republican Party’s strategy on immigration would be “broken” by the upcoming election.

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    Democratic Sit-in Over Gun Violence

    Congressional Democrats concluded their 26-hour sit-in on the House floor over gun violence for a rally with supporters on the East steps of the U.S. Capitol. With the House in recess until July 5, members return home to their districts.

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House reconvened for legislative business as Democrats continued their day-long sit-in trying to force a vote on gun control legislation. The move came a week and a half after a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, in which 100 people were killed or injured. Members voted on changing the time when the House would come back for a new legislative day. The protest continued during the voting. Following a recorded vote, the House then adjourned.

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