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In the aftermath of two mass shootings this weekend in Texas and Ohio, U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-11) renewed her call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring commonsense gun safety legislation passed in the House up for a floor vote.
“It’s been half a year since the House passed the bipartisan universal background checks bill, and we are still waiting for the Senate to summon the courage to hold a vote for a commonsense measure that more than 90 percent of Americans support,” said Sherrill. “Back-to-back mass shootings in less than 24-hours require more than thoughts and prayers, it requires action and legislation. It’s time for the Senate to pass the gun safety bills the House has sent them so we can keep Americans safe.”
A member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, Sherrill’s first bill co-sponsorship upon taking her seat in the House was H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. Sherrill supported and voted for H.R. 8 (Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019), H.R. 1112 (Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019), and H.R. 1585 (Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019), all three of which have been sent to the Senate. She is a co-sponsor of the Assault Weapons Ban Act of 2019.