Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) asked companies to tell Congress that the fossil fuel industry does not represent their stance on climate change.
Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) joined Democrats during sit-in protest as the party occupied the floor to advocate for gun control. During her speech, the Charlotte-area congresswoman told the National Rifle Association to “get the Hell out of the way” so lawmakers could hash out a compromise.
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.
The U.S. Senate rejected four partisan measures designed to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists. Despite the predetermined outcome, all 100 senators voted – an indication of the importance attached to the issue. "We learned in the months after Sandy Hook that the NRA has a vice-like grip on this place, even when 90% of the American public wants change," said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
Democratic Sen. Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts opposed the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to lead the FDA during a Senate hearing on Feb. 23, 2016. Sen. Markey said the United States has an “epidemic” of opioid abuse that “starts at the FDA."
McClatchy's national and political correspondents talk about what exactly happened when California Representative Kevin McCarthy pulled out of the race to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House of Representatives today, and answer what it means for the Republican party and how it affects America overall. (Natalie Fertig / McClatchy)
Protesters picketed outside the Trump International Hotel during its inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a break from campaigning to promote its opening, just blocks from the White House.
Hillary Clinton was interrupted by supporters with a special musical message at a rally in Coconut Creek, Fla. on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Donald Trump paused his own speech in Sanford, Fla. when something caught his eye.
Sen. Mike Crapo says he's in good health after undergoing surgery for his prostate cancer.
Central Valley Honor Flight brings more than 60 veterans to Washington, D.C., on Oct. 25, 2016.
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