Members of Congress Talk Hurricane Irma

Order in the House
Democrats want a gun bill, while Republicans want decorum

Democratic Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana does an interview via FaceTime on the East Front of the Capitol after the House Democrats' sit-in. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

House members return to Washington on Tuesday with battle lines drawn: Democrats vow to continue disrupting order until they get a vote on a gun control bill they support. Speaker Paul D. Ryan promises to crack down on disorderly conduct.  

A Republican counter-terrorism bill that includes a conservative version of a "no fly, no buy" provision clearly did little to mollify Democratic leaders. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called it “toothless,” and a spokeswoman for Whip Steny Hoyer said it was “deeply disappointing.”  

Why You Can't See the House Sit-In on C-SPAN
Live coverage on house floor is controlled by Republicans

Screenshot of C-SPAN during House sit-in.

The D.C. political world riveted its attention on a rare sit-in on the House floor Wednesday afternoon, but the closest C-SPAN's cameras could get to the action was the steps of the Capitol building.  

"House Cameras are not permitted to show sit-in," read a disclaimer notice at the bottom of the screen.