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Xavier Becerra

House Democratic leaders' mixed outlook on guns

WASHINGTON After last month's shooting at an AME church in Charleston, S.C., House Democrats are renewing calls for gun-control legislation but members of leadership have differing outlooks on prospects of anything happening. House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra, speaking to reporters at Wednesday's weekly news conference, expressed frustration with Congress' slow movement on important issues generally. "Congress is spectating," he said. "We seem to be stuck here in Congress in a permanent moonwalk where very little gets done." Responding to questions about gun control, considering both Charleston and the recent killing of an American...

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