Doyle, Democrats Promise Sustained Pressure On Gun Reform

By NOAH BRODE / 90.5 WESA

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Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA) promises to continue demanding House action on gun reform outside the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh on Wed., June 29, 2016.

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On the heels of the sit-in staged by Democrats in the House of Representatives last week, one Pennsylvania Congressman took to the steps of Pittsburgh’s City-County Building on Wednesday to renew calls for lawmakers to hold a vote on proposed gun reforms.

After the 26-hour sit-in protest on the House floor ended with Republican Speaker Paul Ryan calling a recess, Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA) said he and other Democrats plan to take up the gun reform issue again when the chamber reconvenes in early July.

Doyle said he still wants Ryan to call for a vote on two bills currently in committee: one that would prevent anyone on the federal “no-fly