House Speaker Paul Ryan has condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to pardon ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Rep. Cummings explained during his address there are "blatant attempts" being made to deny African-Americans access to the ballot box.
Under the legislature, law enforcement would be permitted to delay a gun sale for three days – enough time to allow the Justice Department to make a case before a judge that the purchaser should not be allowed due to placement on the terrorist watch list, according to USA Today.
Several Democratic lawmakers are prepared to wait out the night, possibly into the next few days.
GOP leaders also shuttered C-SPAN's live coverage of the protest, but that did not stop policy makers from tweeting and posting live feeds on Facebook and Periscope to disseminate their cause.