House leaders have unveiled the text of their resolution addressing the shooting in Tucson, AZ over the weekend that left six people dead and wounded many others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords [D, AZ-8] who remains in critical condition. The resolution, which was written by members of both parties and is offered by Speaker of the House John Boehner [R, OH-8], will be voted on by the House Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. The full text of the resolution is below.Read Full Article
In the wake of the shooting Saturday in Tuscon, Arizona, the Republican House leadership has decided to postpone all major legislative activity for the week. That means the bill to repeal the health care law, which was originally scheduled for debate on Tuesday and a vote on Wednesday, will be pushed back until next week.
Here's the text of Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor's [R, VA-7] letter to members of the House announcing his decision to postpone legislative work for the week:Read Full Article
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords [D, AZ-8] was shot in the head today while appearing at a public even in Tuscon, Arizona. At the time of this writing, 2:50 p.m. ET, reports are conflicting as to her condition. Some outlets have reported that she has been killed, while other say she remains in critical condition. [UPDATE, 3:17: KOLD News out of Tuscon reports Giffords is alive and in surgery.] NPR describes what happened:Read Full Article