Democrats In Congress Sit-In to Demand A Vote on Gun Violence

Democrats In Congress Sit-In to Demand A Vote on Gun Violence

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman José E. Serrano joined fellow House Democrats’ sit-in on the House Floor to demand that Speaker Ryan and House Republicans allow a vote on bipartisan legislation to address gun violence. The sit-in takes place in the wake of the horrific act of terror and deadliest mass shooting in American history last week at the Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida.

“Congress has already had too many moments of silence for victims of gun violence. It’s time to take action. The Republican House is rushing toward another week away from Washington, DC. We cannot afford to leave without at least moving forward legislation to prevent the next tragedy,” said Rep. Serrano.

Democrats want Speaker Ryan and House Republicans to allow a vote on bipartisan and commonsense legislation that will help keep guns out of the hands of criminals and would-be terrorists. Poll show that such legislation is overwhelmingly supported by the American people.

House Democrats are calling on Speaker Ryan to allow an immediate vote on the following two bills:

·       The bipartisan King-Thompson legislation to expand and strengthen our background checks system;

·       The bipartisan ‘No Fly, No Buy’ bill to keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists, which House Republicans have blocked 13 times.

The Democrats vow that they won’t give up until Congress shows the courage that the American people expect from it. “Until then No Bill, No Break,” said Serrano and his colleagues.

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