Mental Health

What You Missed: Senate Hearing on Crime-Related Mental Health Issues
 

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on Crime-Related Mental Health Issues
 

Officials from South Carolina, Texas, Minnesota and North Carolina are among the witnesses expected to testify.

WH Skeptical GOP Will Pass Mental Health Funding
 

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said he expects many of the items in the Obama administration's gun control action will be included in its fiscal 2017 budget request.

Reid Calls NRA 'Quasi-Militant Wing' of GOP
 

"Now, there was a time in my legislative career that I tried to work with the National Rifle Association, but the NRA today is a far cry from [the] sportsmen's organization that I once supported," the Nevada Democrat said. "The NRA once called mandatory background checks 'reasonable.' That's what they said. I'm not making this up."

Reid said on the Senate floor that the NRA and its leadership has "transformed into a quasi-militant wing of the Republican Party. They're being pushed more and more into the camp of guns for everybody any time they want 'em," also mentioning the emergence of a conservative firearms group known as the Gun Owners of America.

White House Offers RX for Gun Problem: Obamacare
 

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest offered advice to Republican presidential candidates advocating more focus on mental health to stop gun crimes: Embrace Obamacare.