Carson part of House sit-in demanding a vote to address gun violence

Scores of House lawmakers took over the House floor Wednesday morning, refusing to leave until House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., allowed votes on measures they said would curb gun violence.

“Congress must not leave Washington, D.C., without voting on common-sense gun violence prevention legislation to save lives,” the Indianapolis Democrat said in a statement. “It’s simple: No bill, no break.”

Read the article here.

Hunger is no game: fighting food deserts in Indianapolis

Rep. Carson wants to see Congress pass, and the president sign, the Food Deserts Act. Carson says his bill would help eliminate food deserts by providing a revolving door fund for NGOs, non-profits or private entities to open a market in a food desert.

If the bill is passed, the Department of Agriculture will provide grants to each state. The states will then distribute loans to for-profit or non-profit entities to open a grocery store in an underserved area. Loans will also be granted to existing supermarkets in underserved areas to bring their selection up to par.

Read the article here.