Democratic Leaders Charles E. Schumer and Nancy Pelosi held a news briefing Wednesday afternoon following the passage of the GOP tax overhaul bill.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joseph Crowley and Vice Chairwoman Linda T. Sánchez declined to call for the resignation of Rep. John Conyers Jr. at a news briefing Wednesday morning, citing that the Ethics Committee is still investigating the claims.
“I don’t know all the facts, I don’t know the specific allegations,” Sánchez said.
Speaker Paul D. Ryan told reporters about the various deer-hunting seasons in response to a question about getting a tax overhaul done before the hunting season begins.
Shortly after Reps. Seth Moulton and Carlos Curbelo introduced a bipartisan bill to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of bump stocks, Speaker Paul D. Ryan said his focus was on figuring out how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed for sale of these devices “in the first place.”
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discussed the Trump administration’s new sanctions on North Korea, saying the order sends a message that foreign financial institutions are “on notice.”