House Dems Hold Sit-In to Protest Inaction on Guns

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About 30 Democratic representatives are engaged in a sit-in on the House floor to protest inaction on gun violence.

Led by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, the members plan to stay on the floor as long as they can.

Democratic Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana tweeted from the House floor:

The House Democrats want votes on the “no fly, no buy” and background check measures before the July 4 recess.

The House GOP leaders do not appear to be scheduling votes on those measures.

Unlike their Senate counterparts, House Democrats don’t have the same ability to filibuster.

The following representatives from Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana have been confirmed as participants in the sit-in:

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL)

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)

Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY)

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