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Statement: Congressman Bill Foster on House Democrats’ Historic Sit-In

Jun 23, 2016
Press Release

“I joined my colleagues for a sit-in on the House floor to demand that Speaker Ryan and House Republicans allow a vote on legislation to address gun violence. In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history, we've reached a moment of truth for our nation. As a scientist, I always look at the facts, and gun violence is a public health crisis. It is time we act to stop it. You don’t have to be a scientist to know that universal background checks are a fundamentally good idea. And you don’t have to be a scientist to understand that anyone who belongs on the no-fly list should not be able to purchase firearms. It is time for Congress to pass legislation to address gun violence.”