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Nadler, Bass Statement on Saugus High School Shooting

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Chair Karen Bass (D-CA) released the following statement on the shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California:

“With the tragic shooting today at Saugus High School, the nation mourns yet another senseless act of violence, heartbreaking loss of life and horrific attack on students simply trying to get their education. There is no single measure that would prevent every act of gun violence, but we know that taking basic steps can make us safer.  Nine months ago, the House of Representatives swiftly passed legislation to expand and improve firearms background checks. Despite the daily toll of gun violence in America, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have refused to vote on these bills, blocking consideration of House-passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, even today. Attorney General William Barr’s excuse that the impeachment process has interfered with moving critical gun violence prevention legislation is nonsense. The Senate can and should bring up H.R. 8 immediately and pass it into law. Americans deserve a government that will put people over party and commit to protect them.”

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