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House GOP grapples with how to punish Larson, other sit-in participants

U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, urges a House vote on gun control legislation before the House recessed and the House-controlled cameras that provide C-SPAN's video feed were cut off. To the right are U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-1st District, and Joe Courtney, D-2nd District.

WASHINGTON — Pressed by the conservative wing of their party, House GOP leaders discussed options this week to punish Rep. John Larson and other Democrats who staged a sit-in on the House floor to protest the lack of action on gun control measures, but they’ve yet to unveil a strategy. Continue Reading →

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Larson, Lewis meet with Speaker Ryan, but no deal on gun bills vote

Democratic U.S. Reps. John Lewis, left, and John Larson following their meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

WASHINGTON – Democratic U.S. Reps. John Larson and John Lewis met with House Speaker Paul Ryan late Tuesday, and receiving no assurances that votes would be held on gun control legislation, said they will continue their campaign to pressure House GOP leaders. Continue Reading →

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GOP cuts off Dems’ revolt, CT lawmakers say they won’t quit

John Lewis, center, and John Larson, rear, organized a sit-in. At left, Elizabeth Esty.

Updated at 2 p.m.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans pulled the plug on a revolt by Democrats led by Connecticut Rep. John Larson and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis by adjourning in the middle of the night for the long July 4th break. Larson and other Democrats vowed to continue fighting for votes on gun control measures. Continue Reading →

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Esty to join Obama, Bush and dozens of lawmakers in Selma

A sign marking the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.

WASHINGTON – President Obama, former President George W. Bush and dozens of lawmakers, including Connecticut’s Rep. Elizabeth Esty, plan to converge on Selma, Ala., this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic march that led to approval of the Voting Rights Act. Continue Reading →

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