Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Florida students quietly lobby lawmakers in Congress on gun control, school safety

7:31 pm Feb. 27, 2018

In the aftermath of the recent mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, some students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School quickly became household names, appearing on radio and television, demanding votes on gun control measures in the Congress, as they earned strong support – as well as stern criticism – over their call for action.

But when a group of students from the school arrived on Capitol Hill

NSA: US response has not stopped Russia from trying for 2016 election interference repeat in 2018

1:06 pm Feb. 27, 2018

The head of the National Security Agency told Congress on Tuesday that while the United States is closely watching Russian efforts to meddle in this year’s U.S. elections, no specific order has been given by President Donald Trump to more aggressively go after possible Russian interference, as Democrats complained that a mild response by the Trump White House has only emboldened the Russians to do more in 2018.

“I believe that

Florida students hit Capitol Hill, press Congress for action on gun violence

6:42 pm Feb. 26, 2018

As lawmakers in Congress returned to Capitol Hill on Monday, they were greeted by surviving students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman killed seventeen people earlier this month, as Democrats in the House and Senate called for votes on a variety of gun control measures, arguing the time for action is long overdue.

With some of the students in the galleries above the House floor,

Trump tells Governors it’s time for action on guns, says officers in Florida shooting “choked” in school shooting response

12:01 pm Feb. 26, 2018

In a White House meeting with the nation’s Governors, President Donald Trump on Monday reiterated his call for legislative action by the Congress on matters related to gun violence, saying he had told leaders of the National Rifle Association that “we need to do something,” as he pressed Congress and the states to do their part to prevent future school shootings.

“We’ve got to do background checks,” the President said, once

Outlook unclear at best in Congress as Trump pushes for actions to deter school shootings

8:11 am Feb. 24, 2018

In the wake of the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school, President Donald Trump on Saturday signaled again that he wants changes in background checks for those people who are buying firearms, as he emphasized his call for Congress to make a series of reforms to gun-related laws, also urging state and local officials to do more to toughen security at their schools.

“Congress is in a mood to

Trump calls again for security changes in wake of Florida school shooting

10:19 am Feb. 23, 2018

In a speech to a large gathering of conservative political activists outside Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump on Friday said he is committed to forcing security changes in America’s schools, which he says will cut down on the threat of mass school shootings, like the one last week in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people.

“We will act, we will do something,” the President said in a speech to the Conservative