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Engel Statement on 1-Year Since H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 Passed in the House

Engel Statement on 1-Year Since H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 Passed in the House

Congressman Engel, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, issued the following statement marking the 1-year anniversary of the House passing H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112:

“One year ago today, the House of Representatives took strong bipartisan action to finally pass commonsense gun violence prevention legislation. A year later, we aren’t celebrating the signing of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Check Act, into law; we’re mourning additional loss of life due to the scourge of gun violence, this time in Milwaukee.

“Both of the bills we passed a year ago would save lives, yet no vote has been taken in the Senate on either. Senator Mitch McConnell and his GOP colleagues have failed over and over again to take significant action on these measures, which is pathetic. McConnell needs to realize it’s not just bills that are dying thanks to his work in the Senate—people are dying as well, and it has to stop.”