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House Democrats #HoldTheFloor in #NoBillNoBreak Action on Guns

House Democrats #HoldTheFloor in #NoBillNoBreak Action on Guns

UPDATED 6/23 10:55 AM: Rep Israel just announced that House Democrats, who have been sitting in for almost 24 hours now, are expected to come back together on the floor at 12:30 pm for closing speeches. Watch on C-SPAN or check out one of the members’ live feeds. Click for more from USA Today.

UPDATED 6/23 8:00 AM: House Democrats are still at it after more than 20 hours. You can watch the sit-in on C-SPAN or by checking out one of the members’ live feeds.

UPDATED 6/22 3:00 PM: C-SPAN is broadcasting a Periscope feed from the House floor. You can now watch the sit-in here.

Last week Senator Chris Murphy filibustered with his colleagues for nearly 17 hours, demanding action on guns following the tragedy in Orlando. Today, House Democrats have taken their own next step. Right now, as we speak, Representative John Lewis is leading dozens of members in a House floor sit-in. The cameras and audio are off, but they are there, refusing to move until the House takes action on guns.

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