Robyn Porter

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House conservatives lose battle to block domestic violence law

Rep. Robyn Porter, a victim of domestic violence, is hugged by a colleague, Brian Becker, after passage of a domestic violence bill she championed.

By a surprisingly strong vote, the House of Representatives overcame tenacious opposition from conservatives Wednesday night to pass and send to the Senate a bill requiring gun owners to surrender their firearms within 24 hours of being served with a temporary restraining order in domestic violence cases. The fight had drawn the notice of the White House. Continue Reading →

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Dogged by Rikers’ scandal, Schriro confirmed on a close vote

Dora B. Schriro at her confirmation hearing.

After two days of behind-the-scenes drama and an afternoon of open revolt, the House of Representatives narrowly voted Tuesday to confirm Dora B. Schriro for a second term as commissioner of emergency services and public protection. Continue Reading →

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