March 31, 2023

Jeffries demands vote on gun reforms in letter to Speaker McCarthy

The top Democrat in the U.S. House is demanding the GOP-led chamber vote on gun reform legislation “immediately” upon their return to Capitol Hill next month.

In a letter to Speaker Kevin McCarthy obtained first by NY1, Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries called for votes on bills expanding background checks and reimplementing the assault weapons ban, among other measures.

“Communities across the country are frustrated and dismayed with congressional inaction. Our schools have become killing fields and our children slaughtered by weapons of war,” Jeffries wrote. “It is time for Congress to put kids over guns.”