The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada asking that the Senate pass the Bipartisan Background Checks Act that 90% of Americans want – a bill being blocked by Republicans.
Here in the Senate, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act hasn’t received a vote.
And there’s only one person holding it up: @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell.
We can’t have this type of inaction by the Majority Leader – not when the stakes are so high.
— Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) September 13, 2019
(Nearly two years after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, the Route 91 massacre in Las Vegas, Nevada, and as Senate Democrats continue to keep the pressure on Republican Leader McConnell and President Trump to take action on House-passed universal background checks legislation, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) delivers this week’s Weekly Democratic address.)
“Universal background checks are an essential first step toward ensuring we reduce the number of mass shootings in America, keep guns out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them, and save lives.
“We know that it can’t stop every tragedy, but this is a common sense, bipartisan bill that can save lives and reduce mass shootings in our country.
“My home state of Nevada passed background checks this year after Nevadans voted for them in 2016.
“Congress can get it done as well. My friend, Senator Chris Murphy has introduced legislation that would close loopholes on background checks and save lives, and the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed it almost 200 days ago. […]
“Yet, here in the Senate, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act hasn’t received a vote.
“Let’s actually come together and pass this bill in honor of all of the daughters, mothers, sons, fathers, sisters, brothers, and friends we have lost to senseless gun violence.
“And let’s get something done for the people in our lives we would do anything to protect and we could not bear to lose.
(CSPAN link to Weekly Democratic Address: here)