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    Representative Susan A. Davis

    From: CA District 53

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    DAVIS of california in the house of representatives Thursday, July 14, 2016 Mrs. DAVIS of California. Mr. Speaker, two issues...



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    Representative Brenda L. Lawrence

    From: MI District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    LAWRENCE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. LAWRENCE. Mr. Speaker, every day, 91 Americans lose their lives to gun violence. Americans are fed up with Republicans'...



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    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton

    From: DC District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    NORTON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. NORTON. Mr. Speaker, I am proud that the Nation's Capital has the strongest gun safety...



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    Representative Mark Takano

    From: CA District 41

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    TAKANO asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. TAKANO. Mr. Speaker, if you go to a federally licensed gun dealer to buy a firearm,...



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    Representative Peter Welch

    From: VT District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    WELCH asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. WELCH. Mr. Speaker, we have common ground on the Republican and Democratic side of...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    JOHNSON of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, countless families and loved ones in my district are suffering as...



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    Representative Ed Perlmutter

    From: CO District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    PERLMUTTER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. PERLMUTTER. Mr. Speaker, 4 years ago next week, a guy dressed up as the Joker barged into a theater in Aurora, Colorado,...



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    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, this is the last hour that Congress will meet before the 7-week recess that the Republicans scheduled for today. We are going to devote this last hour to focus on an issue incredibly...



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    Representative Mike Thompson

    From: CA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    THOMPSON of California. I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I thank him also for taking the time and the effort to put this Special Order together on such an important issue, important to all Americans. ...



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    Representative James E. Clyburn

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    Date: 2016-07-14

    CLYBURN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding to me, and I thank him so much for doing this Special Order. I want to begin, first of all, by thanking my colleague on the other side of the...



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    Representative Joyce Beatty

    From: OH District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    BEATTY. Mr. Speaker, first let me thank my good friend and colleague from the First District of Rhode Island (Mr. Cicilline) for leading tonight's Special Order hour on the Republicans' decision to leave...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    HOYER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. I thank him for taking this Special Order. I thank the gentlewoman from Ohio for that eloquent and passionate plea to put negligence aside, to...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2016-07-14

    PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, the gentleman from Ohio (Mr. Cicilline) has been such a leader on this issue. He was a leader in the sit-in that happened a few weeks ago on the floor of the House, I can attest...



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    Representative Katherine M. Clark

    From: MA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-13

    CLARK of Massachusetts. Madam Speaker, 3 weeks ago today, House Democrats conducted a sit-in to demand a commonsense debate and votes on gun violence. Americans gathered around their televisions, computers,...



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    Representative Ed Perlmutter

    From: CO District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-12

    PERLMUTTER. Mr. Speaker, it has been 4 days since the mass shooting in Dallas. It has been a month since the mass shooting in Orlando. It has been 7 months since the mass shooting in San Bernardino,...



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    Representative Doris O. Matsui

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    Date: 2016-07-12

    MATSUI asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. MATSUI. Mr. Speaker, it has been a challenging and heartbreaking time for our country....



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    Representative Donald S. Beyer Jr.

    From: VA District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-11

    BEYER. Mr. Speaker, I rise to express my constituents' demand that Congress act to prevent gun violence. Following yet another devastating shooting, the House has spent more than its share of moments...



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    Representative Maxine Waters

    From: CA District 43

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-11

    WATERS of California. Mr. Speaker, I take the floor today to continue the discussion that we started in this House about gun violence. Something extraordinary took place here in the House of Representatives. [[Page...



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    Representative Jerry McNerney

    From: CA District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-11

    McNERNEY. Mr. Speaker, our Nation has endured a harrowing week, which has affected each and every one of us. Senseless and tragic violence, mass shootings, and shootings of those who have sworn to...



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    Representative Maxine Waters

    From: CA District 43

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-07

    WATERS of California. Mr. Speaker, 2 weeks ago, I joined with my colleagues here in the House of Representatives, and we took an extraordinary action. We sat in, we rallied, we challenged the Republican...



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    Representative Seth Moulton

    From: MA District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-07

    MOULTON. Mr. Speaker, I stand here today as someone who supports the Constitution, including the Second Amendment. I stand here today as someone who believes in protecting our national security. In fact,...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-06

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, last week Congress concluded with a spotlight on gun safety and the yawning chasm between the attitudes of the Republican-controlled Congress and the needs and desires of the...



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    Representative Ed Perlmutter

    From: CO District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-06

    PERLMUTTER. Mr. Speaker, I ask that you talk to the Speaker of the whole House, Paul Ryan, and let him know that we are not going away and this subject on gun violence is not going away. We have had...



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    Representative Tony Cárdenas

    From: CA District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-06

    CARDENAS. Mr. Speaker, once again, we are on this floor, many of us just asking--just asking--Congress to do its job, just asking Congress to act. Just a few minutes ago, an American woman was standing...



    A picture of Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    From: IL District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-06

    SCHAKOWSKY. Mr. Speaker, 2 weeks ago today, I sat down right there on this floor next to John Lewis. Gathered around were House Democrats demanding a simple demand: that we have a vote on two bills that...



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    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-06

    MALONEY of New York asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, 1 week ago, in my district,...



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    Representative James E. Clyburn

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    Date: 2016-07-05

    CLYBURN. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased that the House will finally consider legislation to make reforms to our background check system for firearm purchases. Now, Mr. Speaker, the word ``reform'' can either...



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    Representative John Conyers Jr.

    From: MI District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    CONYERS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise to join with all the voices that we hear today to speak to the urgent need to address the...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    JOHNSON of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, in the wake of the endless gun violence happening across the country,...



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    Representative Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr.

    From: GA District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    JOHNSON of Georgia asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, in my district, the Fourth District of...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    HOYER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. HOYER. Mr. Speaker, 2 weeks ago, Democrats made a clear and powerful statement that...



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    Representative Eliot L. Engel

    From: NY District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    ENGEL asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, if Democrats sound frustrated with the House's failure to act on...



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    Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

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    Date: 2016-07-05

    PAYNE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. PAYNE. Mr. Speaker, as the representative of New Jersey's Tenth Congressional District--which...



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    Representative Lois Frankel

    From: FL District 22

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    FRANKEL of Florida asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, as a mother, the second best day of my...



    A picture of Representative John B. Larson

    Representative John B. Larson

    From: CT District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    LARSON of Connecticut asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LARSON of Connecticut. Mr. Speaker, we are here with a very simple...



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    Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    From: FL District 21

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    DEUTCH asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. DEUTCH. Mr. Speaker, we know that ISIS and other terror groups are trying to manipulate,...



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    Representative John Garamendi

    From: CA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    GARAMENDI. Mr. Speaker, 2 weeks ago on this floor, the Democrats said: We want a vote. We want a vote on a bill that would prohibit terrorists who are on the no-fly list from being able to buy a gun...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2016-07-05

    PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I thank Representative Garamendi for his consistent, persistent leadership in these Special Orders to put forth issues of concern to the American people. Right now, we are talking...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-22

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, the slaughter in Orlando struck me with special impact. The massacre of patrons of the gay night club focused deliberately on the LGBT community came at a time of unparalleled...



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    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-22

    CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, the horrific mass shooting that took place on June 12 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, is a stark reminder of the urgent responsibility that we have to reduce gun violence...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-22

    REID. Mr. President, I am encouraged by the dialogue on gun safety that is taking place in the Senate now. Democrats and Republicans are working together to find solutions to protect Americans from...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-21

    REID. Mr. President, in the aftermath of last week's mass murder in Orlando that took the lives of 49 people, we saw where the American people stand on gun control. We know that gun safety is essential...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-21

    DURBIN. Mr. President, the whole world knows that on June 12, a gunman shot and killed 49 people and wounded 53 more in the worst mass shooting in modern American history, but what they may not know...



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    Senator Jeff Flake

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-21

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    Senator Tammy Baldwin

    From: WI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-21

    BALDWIN. Madam President, last week--let's start with last weekend--Americans woke to the news of a horrific mass murder in Orlando, FL. The gunman, a U.S. citizen inspired by terrorists, legally purchased...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-21

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    Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-21

    GILLIBRAND. Mr. President, I rise to speak about three amendments to this bill that I think would help keep America safe from gun violence. After so many tragedies, including the mass murder earlier...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-20

    REID. Mr. President, we have an epidemic of gun violence. It is here. I wish it weren't, but it is here, and it is getting worse every day. Last week's attack at a popular night club in Orlando, FL,...



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    Representative Joyce Beatty

    From: OH District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-16

    BEATTY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. BEATTY. Mr. Speaker, when will we have legislation to help stop the gun violence? Orlando, Charleston, San Bernardino,...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-16

    COONS. Mr. President, I am coming to the floor today to join so many of my colleagues who have spoken over the last day to encourage bipartisan cooperation on commonsense legislation to address the gun...



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    Senator Ben Sasse

    From: NE

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-16

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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-16

    BOXER. Mr. President, I ask consent to have printed in the Record an article from June 15, 2016, in the Huffington Post, regarding the Orlando shooting and the urgent need for the Senate to take action...



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    Representative Jackie Speier

    From: CA District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-05-18

    SPEIER. Mr. Speaker, since 1970, more Americans have died from domestic gun violence than in every war since the American Revolution. If all of the victims of gun violence since 1970 were put on a wall,...



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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-05-09

    BLUMENTHAL. Mr. President, during our break, last Thursday the New York Times ran a story that was as heartrending and gut-wrenching as I have read in a long time. The headline was: ``One Week in April,...



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    Representative Jackie Speier

    From: CA District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-04-19

    SPEIER. Madam Speaker, since 1970, more Americans have died from domestic gun violence than in every war dating back to the American Revolution. If all the victims of gun violence since 1970 were put...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-02-25

    MURPHY. Madam President, I think we are all very touched and moved by Senator Fischer's remarks and the thoughts of the entire body go out to Sergeant Hansen's family and those he left behind. I am...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-02-25

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    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-02-24

    CICILLINE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, last weekend, six people were murdered by a gunman on the streets of Kalamazoo, Michigan. So...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-02-23

    JACKSON LEE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. JACKSON LEE. Madam Speaker, there is senseless gun violence. Over the past weekend in our community, a young man...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-02-09

    MURPHY. Madam President, over the course of the last year and a half, I have come down to the floor fairly regularly to tell some simple stories about victims of gun violence all across the country....



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-02-09

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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-11

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I rise to speak about the issue of gun violence and to commend the President for announcing last week a set of commonsense steps to make our country safer. The need for action...



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    Representative Loretta Sanchez

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    Date: 2016-01-07

    SANCHEZ of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to urge my...



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    Representative Mark Takano

    From: CA District 41

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-15

    TAKANO asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. TAKANO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the memory of two members of my community who lost their lives in the attack...



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    Representative Brenda L. Lawrence

    From: MI District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-10

    LAWRENCE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. LAWRENCE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to stop the silence and to encourage and stress that my colleagues need to take...



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    Representative Juan Vargas

    From: CA District 51

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    VARGAS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. VARGAS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to talk about the epidemic of gun violence in our...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-07

    DURBIN. Madam President, I rise to speak about the devastating impact gun violence has on our families and our communities across America. Every day in America, we have a staggering amount of gun violence....



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    REID. Mr. President, I hope all Members of Congress--Democrats and Republicans, Members of the House and Senate--take a long, hard look this morning, maybe in the mirror, and ask themselves: Where do...



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    Representative Elizabeth H. Esty

    From: CT District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-02

    ESTY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. ESTY. Mr. Speaker, yesterday this House rose once again to observe a moment of silence...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-30

    DURBIN. Madam President, having just finished the Thanksgiving holiday season, many of us had a chance to be with our families and give thanks for all of the great goodness we have had showered on us...



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    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-04

    CICILLINE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, it has been 34 days since the murder of nine men and women at Umpqua Community College in Oregon....



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    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-23

    CICILLINE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, last Sunday, mass shootings inflicted violence on Elkhart, Indiana, and Fort Myers, Florida....



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-08

    DURBIN. Mr. President, when I was young and going to grade school, we feared the bomb. We were in a cold war. We were given duck- and-cover drills to get under our desk just in case there might be a nuclear...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-08

    LEAHY. Mr. President, we have all been deeply shaken by the horrific tragedies in Charleston and Roseburg and by all the mass killings that now occur with alarming regularity. The American people overwhelmingly...



    A picture of Representative David N. Cicilline

    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-06

    CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, last Thursday, on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, nine innocent men and women lost their lives. They were killed, as so many have been this year in...



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    Representative Robin L. Kelly

    From: IL District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    KELLY of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, time and time again, I have come to this floor to urge my colleagues to stand with me against the rampant plague of gun violence spreading across our Nation, and I stand...



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    Representative Mike Quigley

    From: IL District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-24

    QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, last week, nine parishioners were shot and killed inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, one of the oldest African American churches in...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    MURPHY. Mr. President, on May 4, 2015, Officer Brian Moore was killed in the line of duty. This was an exceptional young police officer in New York City. He was young enough that he still lived in his...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    BLUNT. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. BLUNT. Mr. President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-09

    MURPHY. Madam President, this is the first time I have come to the floor to speak on this issue while the Senator from Iowa has been presiding. Over the last 2 years, since the mass tragedy in my State,...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-09

    DURBIN. Madam President, 14 dead, 82 wounded--that grim statistic was reported this weekend. It was not from Baghdad. It was not from Damascus. It was not from Gaza. No, it was not from the Middle East....



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-08

    DURBIN. Madam President, this last weekend in Chicago was memorable--memorable for the wrong reasons. This last weekend in Chicago, gun violence took the lives of 14 people and wounded 82. I am honored...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-08

    MURRAY. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mrs. MURRAY. I ask unanimous consent to...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-07

    MURPHY. Madam President, last week Target stores announced that they were going to initiate a new policy in their stores across the country. They were going to politely ask all of their consumers to...



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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-07

    BLUMENTHAL. Madam President, I wish to thank my colleague Senator Murphy. He is my friend and partner on so many different issues but most especially on measures to stop gun violence in this country-- commonsense,...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-07

    GRASSLEY. Madam President, for many years I have been an advocate for reforming the foster care system and making sure the government is doing the best it can to protect and care for those who are abused,...



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    Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    From: PA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-07

    CASEY. Madam President, I ask to speak on the nomination that is pending. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator is recognized. ____________________ ...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-16

    MURPHY. Mr. President, I hope the Presiding Officer and my colleagues had a great Father's Day this past Sunday. I had maybe the best Father's Day you can imagine because I got to spend part of it with...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-16

    McCAIN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. McCAIN. Mr. President, I ask to be recognized...



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    Representative Robin L. Kelly

    From: IL District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-12

    KELLY of Illinois asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. KELLY of Illinois. Madam Speaker, in the past 3 weeks, our Nation experienced three shootings in Isla Vista,...



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    Representative Robin L. Kelly

    From: IL District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-28

    KELLY of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, on Saturday, a gunman walked into a mall in Columbia, Maryland, and opened fire, killing two people before taking his own life. Prior to the mall shooting, we saw six...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-24

    MURPHY. On July 20, a few days ago, we had a pretty somber anniversary in this country. Senator Bennet came down to acknowledge the occasion. It was the 1-year anniversary of the shooting in Aurora,...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-08

    MURPHY. Madam President, we are now deep in the heart of summer vacation for millions of families and students all across this country. It is a wonderful time, something families look forward to--maybe...



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    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-08

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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-18

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I rise to speak about the continuing toll of gun violence on our Nation and on my home State of Illinois. This past week we lost too many Americans, and too many Illinoisans,...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-17

    MURPHY. Mr. President, I appreciate the great work my colleagues, Senator Durbin, Senator Schumer, Senator Rubio, and others, have done on the immigration bill. I am going to be pleased this week to...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-17

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    Representative Robin L. Kelly

    From: IL District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-16

    KELLY of Illinois. Madam Speaker, by now you've all heard of the terrible shooting that took place on Sunday during the Mother's Day parade in New Orleans. Like all Americans, I was saddened to once...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-13

    MURPHY. Mr. President, on December 14 of last year the world watched in horror as we received news that in Sandy Hook, CT, 20 6- and 7-year-olds as well as 6 of their teachers and professionals who were...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-13

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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-07

    JOHNSON of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas. Madam Speaker, it has been more than 20 weeks since the tragic shooting at Sandy...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-18

    REID. Mr. President, this Nation has simply dealt with too much-- too much--loss during these last few months. Once again I offer my condolences to the families who joined us here yesterday to honor the...



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    Representative Bill Johnson

    From: OH District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-10

    JOHNSON of Ohio asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. JOHNSON of Ohio. Mr. Speaker, we all want to prevent gun violence, but anything...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-09

    LEAHY. Madam President, 4 months after the horrific day in Newtown where 20 children and 6 educators were senselessly murdered, the Senate is posed to make further progress toward the goal of reducing...



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    Representative Cedric L. Richmond

    From: LA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-05

    RICHMOND asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. RICHMOND. Mr. Speaker, as a resident of Louisiana, the sportsman's paradise, I'm...



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    Representative Jackie Speier

    From: CA District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-27

    SPEIER. Mr. Speaker, I'd like to compliment the gentleman from Wisconsin and the freshman Members who participated in the last hour for a job well done in underscoring what the sequester means to Americans...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-14

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I rise to speak about the problem of gun violence in America. Every day we lose over 30 men, women and children in violent shooting deaths. More than 11,000 Americans are murdered...



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    Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    From: NY District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-05

    CLARKE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. CLARKE. Mr. Speaker, Monday, November 26, 2012, is a great day for the residents of...



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    Representative Janice Hahn

    From: CA District 44

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-05

    HAHN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. HAHN. Mr. Speaker, I stand with my colleagues today in Congress, the American people, and our President to say that now is...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-24

    NELSON. Mr. President, I wish to address the issue of gun violence. I think my colleague from Rhode Island is going to be addressing this issue on which he has shown tremendous leadership. It will be...