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Schumer Statement Following The School Shooting In California, Calling For A Vote On The House-Passed Bipartisan Universal Background Checks Legislation

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response the school shooting today in Santa Clarita, California. Senator Schumer also called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring H.R. 8, the house-passed, bipartisan universal background checks legislation, up for a vote:

“My heart aches for the victims, survivors, their families, and the entire community impacted by today’s school shooting in California. The fact that the shooting occurred as Senators Blumenthal and Murphy were on the floor asking Leader McConnell to bring H.R. 8 up for a vote only underscores how frequently these shootings occur and how much we need Leader McConnell and President Trump to show a little courage and allow bipartisan background checks legislation to move forward. It’s not too late for Senate Republicans and President Trump to stop bowing down to the corrupt leadership of the NRA and support universal background checks legislation. The senate has spent the last two weeks without a single vote on any legislation. Senator McConnell needs to stop the games and do the right thing by putting the house-passed bill on the floor for a vote immediately.”