4 Heated House Moments From 2016

Democrats 'Not Worried' About Punishment for House Sit-In, Hoyer Says
McCarthy says 'appropriate measure' is coming soon

Indiana Rep. André Carson conducted an interview via FaceTime on the East Front of the Capitol after House Democrats ended their sit-in in June. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

House Republicans may soon take action to condemn or punish Democrats for breaking House rules during a June sit-in on the floor to protest gun violence, but Democrats are not fretting about it, House Minority Leader Steny H. Hoyer said Tuesday. 

"I don't know what they're investigating, but in any event, I don't think we're worried," the Maryland Democrat said. 

Democrats Tell Ryan on Guns: 'We're Not Going Away'
Speaker can't assure House gun votes that Lewis and Larson requested

Speaker Paul D. Ryan told Democratic Reps. John Lewis and John B. Larson on Tuesday that he understood their concerns over the mounting gun violence in the country. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The stalemate between Republicans and Democrats in the House over gun control persists despite a private Tuesday night meeting between Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Democratic Reps. John Lewis of Georgia and John B. Larson of Connecticut.  

A source familiar with the meeting said Ryan told the two Democrats that their party is winning the public opinion war on gun control, but a Ryan spokesperson denied that the speaker made such a remark.  

No Summer of Love With Republicans in Obama's Final Year
Long shot agenda at risk as bad blood boils anew

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan greets President Barack Obama after remarks at a March event. Don't expect many more Obama-on-Republican hugs as his presidency winds down, however. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The White House is hitting congressional Republicans with ever-sharper rhetorical blows as years of ill will and election-year posturing threaten to kill what was already shaping up to be a slim legislative agenda.  

As the extended congressional summer break approaches, both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are echoing with insults, catty tweets and fiery accusations.  

Democrats Vow to Keep Up the Fight on Gun Control

After nearly 26 hours on the House floor demanding a vote on gun control, Democrats emerged from the Capitol to greet crowds of cheering protesters supporting their cause.

“We will continue to insist, to demand, action,” Rep. John Lewis said. “We’re not giving up, we’re not giving in."

Bipartisan Group Introduces House Version of Compromise Gun Proposal
Republicans Curbelo, Dold, Rigell and Democrat Moulton leading House effort

Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo is part of a bipartisan coalition in the House pushing compromise gun control legislation (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Three House Republicans and one Democrat announced Friday the introduction of legislation to prevent individuals on certain terrorist watch lists from purchasing a gun but with an appeals process for denials.   

The bill, identical to a proposal Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins offered in the upper chamber , is part of a bipartisan, bicameral attempt to find a legislative compromise on restricting terrorists' access to guns following the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, this month that left 49 people dead and 53 others injured.  

Pelosi: 'We Cannot Stop' Until We Get a Gun Bill
Minority leader says activisim on gun control will continue during July 4 recess

From left, Reps. James E. Clyburn, John Lewis, Joseph Crowley, Nancy Pelosi, Terri Sewell and Charles B. Rangel sing "We Shall Overcome" with demonstrators on the East Front of the Capitol after the House Democrats' sit-in ended on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

After House Democrats on Thursday ended their sit-in on the House floor, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowed to continue their fight for gun control until they get a vote. 

“Let me be really clear about this: We cannot stop until we get a bill,” the California Democrat said.

Ep. 13: Chaos in Congress Over Guns
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