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Congressional Democrats, led by Representative John Lewis, are protesting the House’s refusal to vote on gun-control measures. We’re providing live updates of their protest, and reactions, as it continues.
San Diego's own Rep. Scott Peters was a rebel with a cause Wednesday when he broke congressional rules and livestreamed a sit-in over gun control reform on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Dozens of House Democrats staged a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday in protest of the GOP leadership’s refusal to allow a vote on a gun control measure following the Orlando massacre.
President Barack Obama’s efforts to reduce gun violence received praise from a San Diego congressman.
Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) said Obama was “left with no choice but to take executive action in order to save American lives.”
Jenny Bourne - The White House announced Monday they will outline a plan to expand background checks for gun sales and increase funding for mental health treatment.
According to CNN, President Obama said he wanted to create new restrictions on gun laws in the wake of several mass shootings.
Representative Scott Peters has formally submitted a letter to the Federal Aviation Association asking them to listen to San Diego residents concerns about the possible new flight path over Point Loma. Peters emphasized the "Red Dot" agreement which the FAA and San Diego residents agreed upon almost twenty years ago.
Congressman Scott Peters expressed hopefulness that the newly elected Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, can foster bipartisan solutions in his new role.
A 90-minute visit Monday to the University of San Diego campus by Gina McCarthy, top administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, produced a powerful opportunity for USD faculty and students to connect what they do in the classroom and through research to important issues the federal government organization tackles to produce viable solutions.