Rep. John Lewis. BRANT SANDERLIN / BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

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

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