House Judiciary to Return Sept. 4 to Markup Bills Aimed at Reducing Gun Violence

Congress remains in recess through the second week of September, but the House Judiciary Committee will return to Washington on September 4 to markup several bills aimed at reducing gun violence. The Committee will also hold a hearing September 25 on military-style assault weapons.

8chan Owner to Appear in Sept. 5 Deposition

According to the House Homeland Security Committee, 8chan owner Jim Watkins has also agreed to appear at a September 5 deposition to discuss whether the site has made any efforts to stop the spread of racist and violent content.

Trump to Join Other G7 Leaders in France

President Trump will join other G7 leaders this weekend in Biarritz, France. He also announced on Tuesday evening that he will not travel to Denmark early next month for bilateral meetings with senior political and business leaders as planned after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said that she would not be interested in discussing the potential sale of Greenland to the United States. The President and First Lady had also been scheduled to visit Queen Margrethe II during their time in Copenhagen. The trip was to coincide with a visit to Warsaw on September 1 to mark the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War II. Elsewhere, Vice President Pence is scheduled to travel to Iceland, the United Kingdom, and Ireland next week.

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