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

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., , flanked by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., left, and Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., participate in a news conference on gun legislation, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Democrats wind down gun control sit-in after nearly 26 hours

1:07 pm Jun. 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — Democrats on Thursday wound down their sit-in of the House chamber nearly 26 hours after they overtook proceedings as part of a push for action on a pair of firearms-related bills.

Members of the Democratic caucus began assembling in the

U.S. Rep. John Lewis watches primary returns roll in Tuesday evening March 1, 2016 as Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed speaks to the crowd at a Hillary Clinton watch party at Paschal's Restaurant in Atlanta. Ben Gray / bgray@ajc.com

Updated: John Lewis leading gun control sit-in on House floor

11:51 am Jun. 22, 2016

Washington – U.S. Rep. John Lewis led Democrats in a surprise sit-in of the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon as the party pushed Republican leaders to allow for debate and votes on gun control legislation 10 days after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

The rare form of protest began shortly before noon, when the Atlanta Democrat and civil rights icon stepped into the well of the House for a searing

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2015, file photo, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., right, criticizes Republicans for not doing enough to stop gun violence, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, Schumer joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo in calling on federal officials to set up a protocol to allow states access to the normally confidential FBI terrorism watch list. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

As expected, Senate turns back four gun control measures

6:53 pm Jun. 20, 2016

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate extended its long-running stalemate over firearms on Monday, voting to reject four gun control measures eight days after the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue voted