Isabelle Lieblein, a rising 12th-grader at Beaufort High School, meets with Rep. Mark Sanford in his office in Washington, D.C., on June 23, 2016. Lieblein is the Congressional Art Competition winner for South Carolina First District, and her art will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.
House Democrats ended their more than 26-hour sit in on Thursday afternoon with demands for a vote on gun control. Lawmakers used social media to stream live the protest after C-SPAN cameras turned off. Democrats have vowed to resume their protest when Congress returns on July 5.
“It doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee,” Sen. Bernie Sanders told C-SPAN in an interview on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Sanders will give a speech in New York Thursday, but he is not expected to drop out of the race or endorse presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.
Missey and Greg Smith of Overland Park, Kan., discuss the U.S. House’s failure to pass the Kelsey Smith Act, a bill named after their daughter who was abducted and murdered in 2007. The couple traveled to Washington, D.C., for the May 23 vote, thinking it would be the culmination of an almost decade-long quest to get the bill passed. The legislation would require cell phone companies to quickly provide the location of a wireless phone if police think the phone’s owner is in serious danger.
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) rallied the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday and staged a sit-in on the House floor in order to force a vote on gun control. Democrats chanted "No bill, no break" and lawmakers were forced to recess as the Democrats continued to occupy the well and refused to leave.
Donald Trump bashed his opponent democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a speech in New York City on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. The Republican presidential candidate harshly criticized Clinton's time as secretary of state, saying she ran the State Department like "her own personal hedge fund."
Rep. Jim Costa, a Democratic congressman representing the 16th District of California, stressed the need for bipartisan gun legislation. He said it wasn't about taking away citizens' right to lawfully own guns but an effort to make America safer. He spoke briefly about a child from his district who had been shot in front of his parents.
Democratic presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, denounces Donald Trump’s economic policy and defends the Clinton Foundation during a speech Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at the North Carolina State Fairground’s Exposition Center in Raleigh, NC.