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Democrats Push for Gun Control in Gun-Friendly Texas

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, at a gun control rally June 29, 2016 near the Texas Capitol.
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, at a gun control rally June 29, 2016 near the Texas Capitol.

Looking to capitalize on the news he and other Democrats made in Washington last week with their daylong sit-in on the House floor, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett returned to his gun-friendly state on Wednesday to drum up enthusiasm for gun control. “Sometimes, in order to stand up, you have to sit down,” Doggett said.

A photo shot and tweeted from the floor of the House by U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Massachusetts, shows Democratic House members staging a sit-in over gun legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2016.
A photo shot and tweeted from the floor of the House by U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Massachusetts, shows Democratic House members staging a sit-in over gun legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2016.

Democrats Bring U.S. House to Halt Over Gun Legislation

Nearly every Texas Democrat in the U.S. House contributed in their own way Wednesday to an effort that ground the chamber to a halt with the aim of forcing a vote on gun control legislation.

Rally in front of the Governor's Mansion to protest Gov. Abbott's decision not to accept at Syrian refugees on November 22, 2015
Rally in front of the Governor's Mansion to protest Gov. Abbott's decision not to accept at Syrian refugees on November 22, 2015

Hundreds Protest Call To Reject Syrian Refugees

A few hundred demonstrators, carrying placards and chanting slogans, rallied outside the Texas Governor’s Mansion Sunday to protest Gov. Greg Abbott’s attempts to block refugees fleeing civil war in Syria from settling in Texas. 

U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined fellow Sen. Charles Grassley (left), R-Iowa, ahead of a July 16, 2015, Capitol news conference on legislation creating a process for reviewing cases of military sexual assault and alleviating victims' fears of reporting an incident.
U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined fellow Sen. Charles Grassley (left), R-Iowa, ahead of a July 16, 2015, Capitol news conference on legislation creating a process for reviewing cases of military sexual assault and alleviating victims' fears of reporting an incident.

The Unlikely Friendships for Texas' Congressional Delegation

There's no way that conservative Republicans in Texas could forge strong friendships with New York Democrats, right? Think again. Several members of the Texas delegation share some unexpected across-the-aisle friendships on Capitol Hill.