Jun 14, 2013

On Newtown Anniversary, DCCC Launches “America Deserves a Vote” Website

Six months after the tragedy in Newtown, House Republicans have failed to hold even a single vote on the floor of the House to prevent gun violence. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today launched a new website, “America Deserves a Vote” to petition Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans to end their obstruction and allow a vote on commonsense background checks.

A bipartisan, commonsense measure to expand background checks has been introduced in the House with 180 cosponsors, but Speaker Boehner and House Republicans refuse to bring the measure up for a vote.

“It’s been six months since the tragedy in Newtown occurred, and yet Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans have not acted to prevent gun violence,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Today is a sad reminder that House Republicans would rather cater to the extreme right than allow a vote on commonsense gun violence prevention. It’s time for Speaker Boehner and House Republicans to gather the courage to act – and put a commonsense background check on the floor of the House for a vote.”


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