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Rep. Steve Scalise undergoes third surgery after shooting

Steve Scalise to have three more surgeriesHouse Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., underwent his third surgery on Thursday and remains in critical condition after a shooting during baseball practice.

The MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday released details about Scalise's condition, saying the bullet fractured his bones and tore through internal organs.

"Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip. The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding," the statement said. "He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding. He has received multiple units of blood transfusion."

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Congressman Steve Scalise others shot at Alexandria, Va., baseball practice

Alexandria Virginia shootingA gunman opened fire on a Republican congressional team practice Wednesday, and Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was among the wounded, authorities said.

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A Republican congressional baseball team was practicing on a suburban Virginia field Wednesday when a gunman opened fire.

Capitol Police officers were at the practice when the shooting began and quickly returned fire, spokesman Matthew Verderosa said. Alexandria Chief Michael Brown said his officers arrived three minutes after the first emergency call came in at 7:09 a.m. ET, and two of them joined the gunfight.

TVNL Update: The guman, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, has died of his injuries from police officers on the scene.

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Senate Republicans back off proposed restrictions on media

Senate GOP takes back media blockSenate Republicans on Tuesday quickly backed away from a proposal to restrict media access in the Capitol after an angry backlash from reporters and an emergency meeting between the Senate Rules Committee and the media gallery directors.

Senate Rules Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) sent out a statement around lunchtime clarifying that there would not be a rules change, only a discussion about how to ensure safety as the Capitol hallways have become more hectic because of growing crowds of journalists.

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Senate Republicans crack down on press access

Senate Republicans limit press accessSenate Republicans on Tuesday shocked the Capitol with an apparent crackdown on media access that immediately drew criticism from reporters and lawmakers.

Reporters were told they would no longer be allowed to film or record audio of interviews in the Senate side hallways of the Capitol without special permission.

They were also told that they would need permission from senators, the Senate Rules Committee, the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms or the Senate Radio and TV Gallery, depending on location, before conducting an on-camera interview with a senator anywhere in the Capitol or in the Senate office buildings, according to a Senate official familiar with the matter.

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Attorney General Sessions' testimony will be public

Sessions asks to testify publiclyAttorney General Jeff Sessions says he wants his testimony before the Senate intelligence committee to be open to the public.

The Justice Department says Sessions has requested Tuesday's committee hearing be open because he "believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him."

The Justice Department says Sessions looks forward to answering the committee's questions.

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House Intelligence Committee leaders ask White House for any Comey tapes

House Intel Comm. asks for tapesLeaders of the House Intelligence Committee are asking the White House to produce any tapes that might exist of President Donald Trump's conversations with ousted FBI director James Comey.

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the lawmakers leading the investigation, asked White House counsel Don McGahn on Friday to confirm whether any tapes exist, and if so, to produce them for the committee by June 23.

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House backs legislation to undo most of Obama's landmark banking reforms

House passes legislation rippping Dodd FrankThe Republican-led House has backed legislation to undo much of Barack Obama’s landmark banking law created after the 2008 economic crisis.

Republicans argued that rules designed to prevent another meltdown were making it harder for community banks to operate and hampering the economy. The House passed the bill 233 to 186.

Donald Trump said he wants to do “a big number” on what is known as the Dodd-Frank Act.

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