The new Republican-controlled House has thus far failed six separate times to elect a House Speaker—the first time such a debacle has occurred since 1923. Until the new Congress elects a speaker, the House cannot assign members to committees, introduce or vote on legislation, help constituents, or even swear in members.
We've heard it again and again: If we weren't able to pass gun reform after Sandy Hook, nothing will ever change.
While school shootings haven't stopped, or even slowed, in the decade since Sandy Hook, progress has been made.
"They are stripping us of so many of our freedoms in order for them to be comfortable," the Democratic representative says of GOP-backed measures, from restrictive voting laws to 'Don't Say Gay' and the 15-week abortion ban.