Campaign 2010

May 01, 2013

QUICK CLIP: Chairman Israel Says Americans Deserve a Vote on Background Checks

QUICK CLIP: Chairman Israel Says Americans Deserve a Vote on Background Checks

On MSNBC this morning, DCCC Chairman Steve Israel called on House Republicans to stop obstructing progress on background checks to prevent gun violence and immigration reform.

Chairman Israel said, “the House of Representatives, under Republican Speaker John Boehner, is hiding behind the Senate. People deserve a vote.” He continued, “Speaker Boehner, give these Americans the vote that they deserve. It is a dereliction of duty for the House of Representatives not to bring a vote on background checks to the floor of the House. We’re being paid to vote, we ought to earn our salary.”

Watch the clip here:

Chairman Israel also discussed the failure of House Republicans to make progress on immigration reform, saying “[Senator Marco Rubio] said an immigration solution, a compromise, can’t pass the House. What can pass the House? It is another reflection of the fact that House Republicans are part of a Congress of Chronic Chaos. This is the only job in America that I know of where you’re paid not to do things, not to pass legislation, not to vote, to stall, to make everything a product of chaos and obstructionism and extremism.”


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