Huffman Votes to Send Historic Gun Violence Bill to President’s Desk

The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Passes the House, Heads to President Biden to be Signed into Law

Rep. Huffman stands with Rep. Lucy McBath and colleagues in support of Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.

Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted to pass the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, a commonsense, bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country.

“Today, the House took a historic step in addressing the gun violence epidemic that is ravaging America. For the first time in three decades, the Senate has finally broken through their inane gridlock and approved some of the measures House Democrats have been working on for years. And with our vote in the House, this legislation is now on its way to President Biden to be signed into law,” said Rep. Huffman. “This legislation — while a significant step in the right direction — is by no means enough. I have worked with my colleagues in the House to pass dozens of other measures that will make the bold changes needed to end the gun violence crisis, and we will not relent until the job is done.”

The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is a commonsense, bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country, including with:

A one-pager on the bill can be found here.

Since taking the Majority in 2018, House Democrats have twice passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and the Enhanced Background Checks Act. Together, these bills would secure universal background checks for all gun purchases, supported by nearly nine in ten Americans.

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