This weekend, Republicans from every level of government will meet in South Texas for the NRA convention, where guns have been banned as a safety precaution.
They’re willing to enact policies that keep themselves safe but not ones that keep our children safe.
It is an outrage that Senate Republicans continue to stand in the way of protecting the American people.
@HouseDemocrats, @POTUS and I are sick and tired of offering thoughts and prayers with no tangible action to safeguard our people. twitter.com/ap/status/1529…
“There’s only one party in America right now that *ACTUALLY* has led and acted on gun violence prevention legislation and that’s the Democratic Party.”
@RepEscobar is speaking FACTS! twitter.com/RepEscobar/sta…
As a gunshot survivor, I know the pain of bullets shredding your body & the struggle to accept physical & emotional scars. I know the fear of death & the trauma of survivors guilt. No child should ever have to carry this burden. The Senate must pass commonsense gun safety reform!
Some of my colleagues are saying they oppose gun safety reforms because "criminals won't obey them."
That isn't an argument against gun laws – it's an argument against ALL laws. And it's utter nonsense.
10 innocent Americans last week in Buffalo.
19 children and 2 adults yesterday in Texas.
More than 17,000 gun deaths so far in 2022, many of which hardly make the news.
As @TheAmandaGorman said: "do[ing] nothing isn’t just insanity—it’s inhumanity."
Uvalde is an overwhelmingly Mexican-American small town. A Latino American community has been devastated by gun violence. I hope American media won’t gloss over that fundamental part of the story in the coming days and weeks. #UvaldeMassacre
.@HouseDemocrats have passed bills to deal with our gun violence crisis.
We passed two gun background check bills to close loopholes.
Both are stuck in the *Senate*
Tell ALL lawmakers — doing nothing is not a damn option.
It’s ENRAGING to hear Republicans say that a preventable tragedy “could have been worse."
There is NO worse outcome for the loved ones of those 19 children and 2 teachers than yesterday’s massacre.
We MUST take action to #StopGunViolence.
I am fed up. We WILL stand up for #GunViolencePrevention.
This is the leading cause of death among children and teens. I won't wait for a new Congress to move forward on gun violence prevention legislation. I'm urging my colleagues to act NOW.
This kind of gun violence only occurs in America—and it’s a choice.
We can prevent these disturbing and devastating massacres if we want. But thoughts and prayers aren’t going to cut it.
We need concrete action like background checks, red flag laws, and an assault weapons ban. twitter.com/nytimes/status…
The horrific massacre in Uvalde, TX is heartbreaking and infuriating because our children and educators deserve so much better.
The Senate must act now and pass the commonsense gun safety measures the House has already passed —TWICE.
.@HouseDemocrats are focused on lowering costs for American families. The Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act will lower costs at the pump by putting an end to price gouging, penalizing market manipulators, & bringing transparency to the secretive oil and gas market. twitter.com/Reuters/status…
If Washington Republicans cared about American families they would have voted for
❌Paid Family Leave
❌The Expanded Child Tax Credit
❌& Expanded Access to Child Care
But they didn't – and last night they voted against ending the baby formula shortage.
The horrific shooting in Buffalo was a painful reminder of what we already knew: rising domestic extremism is endangering American lives.
This week I voted to increase law enforcement’s response to curb violent domestic extremism & white supremacy groups.
I joined fellow @CAPAC members to remember those we've lost to anti-AAPI hate in our country & shared my story. This year is the 80th Anniversary of the authorization of Executive Order 9066, which incarcerated 120,000 Japanese Americans in remote camps—I was born in one of them.
ICYMI: The House passed my bill to lower gas prices by cracking down on Big Oil's price gouging. While families struggle to afford fuel, the industry is reaping record profits and CEOs are bragging about keeping supply low so gas prices stay high. There must be accountability.
ICYMI: Yesterday, @POTUS invoked the Defense Production Act to increase the U.S. production of baby formula.
We are working day and night to strengthen supply chains and get more safe infant formula onto shelves across the country. twitter.com/POTUS/status/1…
The average college senior who borrows now graduates with nearly $30K in student loan debt.
Today at 6:30 PM ET, I'm hosting a live tele-town hall to provide an update on how @HouseDemocrats are working to combat student loan debt.
We cannot allow Big Oil to continue to rip off the American people. The Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act will empower the Federal Trade Commission to go after oil and gas price gougers. It is time for Congress to step in, do our job, and help protect American consumers.
While House Republicans are spreading misinformation from parody accounts and picking fights with Mickey Mouse, House Democrats are focused on making life better for Americans. twitter.com/housegop/statu…
U.S. households are now able to order an additional eight free at-home COVID tests — bringing the total number of free tests available to each household since the start of the program to 16.
To order your tests, visit COVIDTests.gov.
For many of us, our lives are in danger every day. The attacks and threats we receive from white supremacists are real. This atrocity by a white supremacist in Buffalo is unforgivable and cannot be simply dismissed as insanity.
The infant formula shortage currently facing our country is unacceptable. No parent should ever have to wonder how they will feed their child.
@HouseDemocrats & @AppropsDems will lead the way to secure emergency funding that will help fix this shortage & #FeedOurInfants.
Today, House Dems proved we are #InvestingInWorkers by passing legislation to:
🤝 Help workers access better-paying jobs.
✅ Connect employers with qualified candidates.
⬇️ Lower costs for families.
⬆️ Increase supply#ForThePeoplee.
"Personally, I consider myself a sociological miracle; I escaped the script that was written for me."
Because of my abortion, I could escape permanent poverty for me and my daughter and forge a new path.
It meant I could write my own destiny. elle.com/culture/career…
Prior to his kidnapping, Emmett was overheard talking about the integrated life he enjoyed in the North.
House Democrats remain committed to pushing for progress and combatting the inevitable backlash that follows.
We shall overcome.
#OTD in 1954, the Supreme Court ruled in #BrownvBoard that school segregation is unconstitutional.
Just 15 months later, a Chicago schoolboy named Emmett Till was murdered by white supremacists while visiting his family in Mississippi.