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This photo provided by Rep. Chillie Pingree,D-Maine, shows Democrat members of Congress, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., center, and Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn. as they participate in sit-down protest seeking a a vote on gun control measures, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (Rep. Chillie Pingree via AP)

John Lewis shrugs as GOP promises punishment for sit-in

6:00 am Sep. 9, 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Lewis is unmoved by a Republican effort to punish Democrats for participating in a headline-grabbing sit-in over gun control earlier this summer.

In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV on Thursday, the Atlanta Democrat and civil


John Lewis calls for unity after police shootings, says racism, guns must be addressed

11:25 am Jul. 8, 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a hero of the civil rights movement and the country’s leading proponent for non-violent forms of protest, said Americans must take action to address racism and access to firearms after string of brutal police shootings this week once again called into question the police’s treatment of African Americans.

But the Atlanta Democrat also said unity was essential during a Congressional Black Caucus press conference (see above video courtesy of C-SPAN) and in a series of

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2016, following his meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

House GOP leaders plan gun vote after sit-in

3:55 pm Jun. 30, 2016

WASHINGTON —  Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told House Republicans on Thursday to expect a vote next week on legislation that would prevent people suspected of terrorism from buying guns.

The vote would come as part of a package