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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 112 items )  

Blunt, Kaine, Cleaver, Stivers Introduce Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Tim Kaine (Va.), along with U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver, II (Mo.) and Steve Stivers (Ohio), introduced the Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act. The legislation directs the U.S. Treasury to mint a coin to commemorate the Centennial of Negro Leagues Baseball. "From Jackie Robinson to Satchel Paige to Buck O'Neil, several of baseball's most i  more

Brown to Big Tech: Close Your Gun-Shopping Loopholes
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Despite Policies Banning their Sales, Gun Accessory Listings Available on Google, Amazon and eBay in Days Following Mass Shootings * * * U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today joined his Democratic colleagues in calling on the CEOs of Google, Amazon and eBay to close the gun shopping loopholes which, in the days following mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso, reportedly allowed listings for the  more

Brown, Warren Demand Action Following 'Damning' Blankenstein IG Report
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators Call on HUD to Fire Blanksenstein, CFPB to Dismiss Political Appointees, and IG to Investigate Dismantling of Fair Lending Office under Blankenstein Tenure Investigation Reveals Blankenstein "may have abused his authority" * * * U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee o  more

CBO Issues Cost Estimate for Appalachian Energy for National Security Act
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- The Congressional Budget Office issued the following cost estimate: S. 1064 would require the Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct a study on the national and economic security implications of building petrochemical facilities for ethane and other natural gas liquids in the geographic area covered by parts of Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York. DOE would be required to coordinate with several different agencies to evaluate the benefits and potential risks to  more

Cornyn Returns to El Paso, Donates Blood, and Condemns Hate-Filled Act of White Supremacist
EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 7 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) visited Vitalant's El Paso West location to donate blood to aid survivors of the shooting in El Paso. While there, he spoke to reporters about what Congress can do to prevent shootings like in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio from happening again in the future. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn's remarks are below. "What happened here in El Paso is heartbreaking, and I know we're all l  more

GAO Denies Protest by Technology Advancement Group of Dulles, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Technology Advancement Group of Dulles, Virginia. According to the GAO, Technology Advancement Group "protests the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. W56HZV-19-R-0034, and the proposed award of a sole-source contract to Trimble, Inc., of Dayton, Ohio, by the Department of the Army, Army Materiel Command, to install Trimble's grade control capability system equipment and to supp  more

How Senator Portman Has Worked to Protect the Great Lakes
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following information: Senator Portman, who serves as co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, has led efforts in the U.S. Senate to protect Lake Erie, which provides drinking water for three million Ohioans and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs. He holds a roundtable discussion with federal, state, and local water quality experts on the shores of Lake Erie every summer and will do so again on Saturday. Portman has led effort  more

In Ashtabula, Portman Continues Ohio's North Coast Tour, Highlighting Lake Erie's Importance to Ohio's Economy
ASHTABULA, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Portman Visits Ashtabula Port and Participate in Roundtable Discussion * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) continued his north coast tour by visiting Ashtabula Port with the Growth Partnership to see the Petmin Project, a dedicated manufacturing facility for the production of nodular pig iron. Following the tour, Portman participated in a roundtable with the Army Corps, Staff from Ohio De  more

In Sandusky, Portman Launches Ohio's North Coast Tour, Highlighting Lake Erie's Importance to Ohio's Economy
SANDUSKY, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Portman Hosts Tourism Roundtable Joined by Local Community and Business Leaders * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) hosted a tourism roundtable to discuss investment in Ohio's coastal communities and efforts to preserve and protect Lake Erie for future generations. The City of Sandusky, Lake Erie Shores & Islands, and other local community and business leaders joined in the discussion. "I  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on Shooting Incident in Dayton, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement after the shooting incident in Dayton, Ohio: "For the second time in two days, Americans have watched in horror as our fellow citizens have been murdered in what can only be described as domestic terror attacks. "White-nationalist terrorism must be seen for the serious national security challenge it is, fueled by rising racism and xenophobia, as we saw in El Paso. And while first responders res  more

Missouri Rep. Hartzler Issues Statement on Shootings in Texas, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, issued the following statement on the shootings in Texas and Ohio: "The murders in Texas and Ohio this weekend are symptoms of a culture of violence and anger that is gripping America. "From entertainment and video games that consume the attention of our young people to murder in our cities, violence is pervasive in America and must be addressed. "We cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the glorification of violence and murder in our  more

Ohio Rep. Kaptur, 213 Democratic Members Urge McConnell to Hold a Vote on Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Immediately
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and 213 Members of the House Democratic Caucus wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding he immediately call the Senate back into session to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act. Both these bipartisan bills were passed by the House in February of this year and have been blocked for a vote by M  more

Portman Continues Ohio's North Coast Tour in Cleveland, Receives 2019 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year Award
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Portman Tours Great Lakes Towing Company and Attends Great Lakes Maritime Task Force Annual Event * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) continued his north coast tour by touring Great Lakes Towing Company, an international, full-service marine transportation organization providing towing, maintenance and repair, and new construction services. Following the tour, Portman attended the Great L  more

Rep. Armstrong: Members of North Dakota, Montana, Ohio Delegations Lead Bicameral Effort Urging Federal Agency to Preempt Washington Crude-By-Rail Ban
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-North Dakota, issued the following news release: Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), along with Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Congressmen Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.), Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) and Bob Latta (R-Ohio), this week led a bicameral letter urging the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to preempt the recently-passed Washington State crude-by-rail law, which requires crude oil unloaded in the  more

Rep. Axne Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Cynthia Axne, D-Iowa, issued the following statement on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Once again, my heart breaks following two more mass shootings that have devastated communities in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. My prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of these horrific tragedies who are mourning the loss of loved ones too soon. "There have been more mass shootings than days in 2019. Enough is enough. It's time  more

Rep. Bacon Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Don Bacon, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement regarding the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Our country is in need of healing after a violent weekend at the hands of hate-filled individuals. My prayers go out to the victims, their families, and friends. And my heartfelt thanks go out to the first responders for their heroic actions. "We must hold those responsible accountable and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. The shoote  more

Rep. Beatty Calls on Mitch McConnell to Reconvene Senate to Act on Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Legislation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, in the wake of the deadly weekend shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) joined with 213 members of the House Democratic Caucus to demand Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) bring the Senate back into session immediately to vote on the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, H.R. 8, and the Enhanced Background Checks Act, H.R. 1112. "My constituents, Oh  more

Rep. Beatty Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following statement after the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "My heart and prayers are with all those impacted by the shootings in my hometown of Dayton and in El Paso. "In less than 24 hours, two communities have been flung into chaos, many innocent people have lost their lives, and many more have been injured. "While we pray for the victims, their family and friends, we must also commit to do more. Gun violence is a  more

Rep. Bonamici Issues Statement Condemning Gun Violence After Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton, Death in Portland
BEAVERTON, Oregon, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, issued the following statement after gun violence that claimed dozens of lives in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio and across the U.S. including Portland State University student Deante Strickland: "Gun violence is a preventable and deeply disturbing American tragedy that continues to terrify communities, destroy families, and take away thousands of precious lives every year. "I'm heartbroken by the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas,  more

Rep. Brindisi Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-New York, issued the following statement on the shhoting incidents El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Now Dayton becomes the 251st mass shooting this year. "Thousands upon thousands of innocent lives lost to gun violence since the House passed bipartisan universal background checks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must act and bring the Senate back to vote on this bill. "I stand ready to return to Washington to support any legislation th  more

Rep. Butterfield Issues Statement Calling on Senate to Reconvene After Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement calling on the Senate to reconvene and pass gun violence prevention legislation after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "The time for simply expressing our thoughts and prayers is over. After the 250th mass shooting in this year alone, now must be the time for action. "I join Speaker Pelosi and Democratic Leader Schumer in calling for the Senate to immediately reconvene and, at t  more

Rep. Casten Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Sean Casten, D-Illinois, issued the following statement after the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "My heart breaks for the victims in El Paso and Dayton and the families of those lost. Within 24 hours, 31 Americans are dead because of easy access to deadly guns. Empty thoughts and prayers are not enough, we must act. Gun violence is a national emergency that continues to plague our nation and demands immediate Congressional action. "The tr  more

Rep. Cicilline Issues Statement on Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island, Aug. 4 -- Rep. David Cicilline, D-Rhode Island, chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, issued the following statement on the shooting in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas: "Words fail at times like these. There are no words that can capture the grief we feel today for Dayton and El Paso. There are no words that can ever repair the damage that's been done to these communities. "This is a time that demands not words but actions. The House has already  more

Rep. Clark Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Massachusetts, issued the following statement after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "In 24 hours, our country lost 29 lives in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH to mass shootings. Every day in America, whether by murder, accident, or suicide, lives are lost and families are shattered by senseless violence that is made deadlier through easy access to guns. "Too often, this violence is fueled by the deliberate proliferation of hate.   more

Rep. Clarke Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
BROOKLYN, New York, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-New York, issued the following statement on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Our country is in crisis and in mourning. This past weekend our nation again saw violence tear apart two more communities. My heart goes out to the people who are grieving today in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio where dozens of lives were stripped away too soon by white nationalists. The hate held by white nationalists and white supremacists i  more

Rep. Cohen Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, issued the following statement: * * * - Has long history of supporting sensible restrictions on access to guns * * * Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today reacted to the 31 deaths and multiple injuries this weekend by shooters in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, with the following statement: "The horrific killings in Texas and Ohio are yet another grim reminder that people with nefarious motives are getting access to weapons of war and u  more

Rep. Cole Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, issued the following regarding the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "I am deeply saddened by the senseless acts of violence that took place in El Paso and Dayton over the weekend. "The ugly hatred that led to these tragedies has absolutely no place in our country. "As fellow Americans, we must together condemn such hate from taking root in our communities. "My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families an  more

Rep. Costa Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
FRESNO, California, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Jim Costa, D-California, issued the following after the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that took the lives of 31 people and injured more than 50 others: "Enough is enough. How many more lives must be lost before the senate takes action? Thoughts and prayers are good, but they are not enough. "Earlier this year, I voted in the House to pass common-sense gun legislation that would help protect lives and it's been sitting on Mitch McConnel's desk  more

Rep. Courtney Issues Statement on Need for Senate Action After El Paso, Dayton Mass Shootings
NORWICH, Connecticut, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Connecticut, issued the following statement on the need for Senate action on House-passed gun violence prevention legislation after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "The sickening, infuriating news of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton has once again raised a wave of questions about whether anything is happening to make this country safer from these repeated attacks on innocents. These questions are coming from Americ  more

Rep. Curtis Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
PROVO, Utah, Aug. 5 -- Rep. John R. Curtis, R-Utah, issued the following statement after the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "There are no easy answers to gun violence, but there are many areas of common ground. We should all feel emboldened to condemn extremism within our own borders, to call out hate, and to take on the insidious influence of white supremacy with the same fervor we attack all other forms of terrorism. "In recent years Congress has taken meaningful steps to str  more

Rep. Davids Issues Statement Calling Senate to Act on Gun Safety After Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kansas, issued the following statement calling on the Senate to act on gun safety after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "In less than 24 hours, our country has seen two mass shootings that left at least 29 people dead. Whole communities, entire families, and more than one country were devastated by loss this weekend. And this is not the first time we have woken up to this reality. "Enough is enough. Congress has a responsibil  more

Rep. DeFazio Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, issued the following statement regarding the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Yesterday, President Trump gave a weak response to the violent mass shootings that left more than 30 people dead and dozens more wounded. While the President called for the nation to come together to heal, he failed to offer effective solutions. Instead, he blamed the media and video games. "President Trump should demand that Senate Majority Lead  more

Rep. DeLauro Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Connecticut, issued the following statement on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "With two mass shootings this weekend within 24 hours, unspeakable violence is continuing to occur at an alarming frequency. I strongly condemn these heinous crimes in El Paso and Dayton, and my heart goes out to the victims, their families, and both communities. "These were clear acts of domestic terrorism meant to inflict fear and division. In E  more

Rep. Eshoo Issues Statement on Shooting Incidents in El Paso, Dayton
PALO ALTO, California, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-California, issued the following statement regarding the shooting incidents in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "This morning, America is reeling. From the loss of life in Gilroy, California, to the massacre in El Paso, Texas, to the Dayton, Ohio tragedy last night, families haven't buried their dead as another community is torn apart. "The shooters' bullets have taken the lives of so many loved ones, and they also pierce our collective   more

Rep. Espaillat, Community Leaders Hold Vigil and Call to Action in Memory of Victims in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio
NEW YORK, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-New York, issued the following news release: Today at 6:00 p.m. EDT, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) joined by community leaders, will hold a community vigil at Bennett Park (Fort Washington Avenue at West 184th Street) to remember and honor the victims of the horrific mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio that took place this past weekend. During the event, Rep. Espaillat will be joined by New York State Attorney General Leti  more

Rep. Finkenauer Issues Statement on El Paso, Dayton Mass Shootings
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, issued the following statement on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "I am heartbroken for the communities and families in El Paso and Dayton impacted by this horrific violence and grateful to the first responders who sprung into action. I'm heartbroken -- and angry. "Angry that it has been months since the House of Representatives passed bipartisan, commonsense gun violence prevention legislation. The Senate has  more

Rep. Fudge Issues Statement on 54th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act of 1965
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, issued the following statement commemorating the 54th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: "The signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a watershed moment in our nation's history. This key legislation lifted restrictions preventing African Americans from voting in federal, state and local elections, and gave a sense of hope to the quarter of a million new African American voters at the time. "Today, we are reminded of the sacrif  more

Rep. Gonzalez Hosts Veterans Resource Tour in Strongsville Focused on Lesser-Known Veterans Benefits
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) will host his third Veterans Resource Tour event in Strongsville on Thursday, August 15 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. to connect veterans to lesser known programs available through the state and federal government, including grants for disabled veterans to make their homes handicap accessible. Additional information on benefits such as the homestead exemptio  more

Rep. Gonzalez: North Canton Navy Veteran Says Service Changed His Life
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) today released a new Thank-a-Vet Thursday (#TVT) video featuring U.S. Navy Veteran Steve Horner, who used his service as a Boatswains Mate 3rd Class to move his life forward and now works alongside a multitude of veteran organizations to give back and help others. In 1993 when Steve decided it was time to turn his life around, he followed in the footsteps  more

Rep. Grijalva Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
TUCSON, Arizona, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, issued the following statement: Today, a gunman killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio after opening fire outside a bar in Dayton's historic district. This comes less than a day after a white supremacist murdered 20 people at a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas. In response, Rep. Raul M. Grijalva issued the following statement: "The scourge of gun violence plaguing our nation reared its ugly head once again this weekend, leaving 29 people dea  more

Rep. Hastings Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Florida, issued the following statement on the mass shootings that took place in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "In less than 24 hours, our nation witnessed two mass shootings, where 29 lives were lost. My heart breaks for the victims, their families, and the entire El Paso and Dayton communities. "As I have said before, we needlessly endure heartbreak after heartbreak as our public places become targets of violence. This is una  more

Rep. Hayes Issues Statement on Gun Violence
WATERBURY, Connecticut, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-Connecticut, issued the following statement: In the wake of the recent mass shootings at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, Cielo Vista mall in El Paso, Texas, and in Dayton, Ohio, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement on gun violence and white nationalism in America: "Over the past few days, three cities in the United States have become the latest victims of America's gun violence epidemic. Gilroy, El   more

Rep. Higgins Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Brian Higgins, D-New York, issued the following statement in response to mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "In schools, shopping centers, churches and neighborhoods across America people are seeking to inflict terror on the innocent and not nearly enough is being done to stop it. "Earlier this year I joined the House in approving two common sense gun background check bills. but the Senate has yet to act. "These devastating killings are not partis  more

Rep. Hill Issues Statement on Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton Shootings
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, issued the following statement in the wake of the shootings in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio: "We are in a dark place in our civil society. The isolation of individuals and division in our communities and families has led us down a path where life isn't valued. People suffering with mental health diseases and addiction are killing themselves and others. Racists and hate-fueled domestic terrorists are murdering neighbors  more

Rep. Himes Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Jim Himes, D-Connecticut, issued the following statement after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Another week begins in the wake of the mass murder of innocent Americans, their lives ended by yet another well-armed gunman. Our hearts break for each victim and the survivors who will never be the same. Again, we wonder when and how the violence will stop. Again, we hunger for the leadership our unique national problem demands. "Sadly, in the face  more

Rep. Huizenga Issues Statement on El Paso, Dayton Shootings
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, issued the following statement in response to the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. "We cannot allow the blind hatred and disregard for innocent life to be the new normal. We need to find out how and why individuals in our society are being radicalized and committing these horrific acts. "The tone and tenor of how we discuss these serious societal and policy issues also matters. Those seeking to politicize these tragedies make   more

Rep. Johnson Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
DECATUR, Georgia, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Henry C. 'Hank' Johnson Jr., D-Georgia, chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and Internet, issued the following statement after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "So far this year our nation has lived through the trauma and stress of 250 mass casualty shootings. With five months left before the year ends, I fear that we have not seen the last of this extreme violence. "This cascade of mass killings   more

Rep. Kaptur Issues Statement on Death of Nobel Laureate Morrison
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following statement on the death of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison: "Toni Morrison was Ohio's first lady of literature. The pride of Lorain, she gave voice to millions of people who needed one -- not just in Ohio and not just in the United States, but around the world. "Her exquisite ability as a storyteller and novelist was forged in her experience as an African-American girl born in the depths of the Great Depression and almost litera  more

Rep. Kaptur Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following statement after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "There is not a single community across the U.S. that has been spared from the tragedy of gun violence and mass shootings. Today, our hearts hang heavy for the families and people of Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, where in the span of less than thirteen hours two shootings carried by domestic terrorists resulted in the deaths of 31 people - 9 in Dayton   more

Rep. Katko Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
SYRACUSE, New York, Aug. 5 -- Rep. John Katko, R-New York, issued the following statement after the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "I am devastated by the senseless violence that occurred in El Paso and Dayton this past weekend. These hateful acts have no place in our society, and my heart is with the families of the victims and with these communities during this incredibly difficult time. "There is no singular solution to stopping this type of violence - but we must act. That   more

Rep. Kelly Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Chicago, El Paso, Dayton
MATTESON, Illinois, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Illinois, vice chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, issued the following statement after the mass shootings in Chicago, El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "On Friday night, families in Chicago, El Paso and Dayton went to bed with thriving, living family members. By Sunday night, all of that had changed, for the worst, because of the gun violence that has become an epidemic in our nation. "For too long, Congress has been frozen   more

Rep. King Issues Statement on El Paso, Dayton Shootings
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Pete King, R-New York, issued the following statement after the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "The tragic shootings in El Paso and Dayton demonstrate again the need to address gun violence. "Sensible gun regulation is essential as is psychological study of who resorts to gun violence and why and what early indicators there might be. "Our prayers must be with those killed and wounded and their families."  more

Rep. Lamb Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement on the mass shooting events in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "In the wake of the tragedies in El Paso and Dayton, we must take action as a nation now. "Earlier this year, I voted with my colleagues in the House of Representatives on H.R. 8 - meaningful, bipartisan legislation that requires comprehensive background checks for all gun sales. "This bill is a powerful first step to begin to address the gun  more

Rep. Larson Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
HARTFORD, Connecticut, Aug. 4 -- Rep. John B. Larson, D-Connecticut, issued the following statement after the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "There can no longer be any doubts or questions, these mass shootings are acts of domestic terrorism. While we send our thoughts and prayers to all the victims and their families, what the American people want is leadership and action. The House has taken action and passed three gun violence prevention bills. "These bills are now stuck in   more

Rep. Latta Joins More Than 40 Farmers for Meeting at Goebel Farms
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- Rep. Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined more than 40 farmers and agribusiness leaders at Goebel Farms in rural Stryker yesterday for a discussion on the issues facing agriculture, including weather, trade, water quality, and mental health. "This has been a tough crop season for our farms and people in all areas of agribusiness," said Latta. "Combined with other challenges they face on a daily  more

Rep. Lowey Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WHITE PLAINS, New York, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Nita Lowey, D-New York, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Prayers from politicians can't bring back the victims or heal the families in El Paso and Dayton. They deserve action and a commitment to bringing these mass killings to an end. "The worst five mass shootings in the United States' history have all occurred since 2016. This country is an anom  more

Rep. Nadler Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
NEW YORK, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "I am deeply saddened by the most recent mass shootings - coming less than 24 hours apart - and I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families in El Paso and Dayton. I would also like to thank the first responders - the police officers, emergency medical personnel, and doctors -   more

Rep. Napolitano Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-California, issued the following statement after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "We are grieving with the City of El Paso, where Americans yesterday witnessed the horrific, fatal consequences of hate-fueled speech and rhetoric. We condemn this intolerable act of domestic terrorism toward Hispanic Americans, which has shattered the lives of countless families and stoked fears in Hispanic communities everywhere. White suprema  more

Rep. Payne Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., D-New Jersey, issued the following statement on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "My condolences and prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims in two more horrific mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton this weekend. "I'm horrified and heartbroken that these events occur with such regularity. There have been 251 mass shootings already this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, that have needlessly kill  more

Rep. Phillips Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
MINNETONKA, Minnesota, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minnesota, issued the following statement after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, killed 29 and wounded dozens more in less than 24 hours: "We spend billions of dollars and countless hours to keep our nation safe from foreign attacks, and it is baffling that we can't do the same to save lives from domestic terrorism and gun violence. "Our nation is crying out for reform - for universal background checks, for an assau  more

Rep. Pingree Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, issued the following statement regarding the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "I'm devastated and angry about the horrific gun slaughter of at least 29 people in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio within the past 24 hours. The House has passed common sense legislation to address gun violence but the Senate refuses to act. "This is absolutely unacceptable. My heart is broken for the victims of the gun violence in El Paso and   more

Rep. Posey Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Bill Posey, R-Florida, issued the following statement concerning the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "The attacks that took place over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton are displays of pure evil and should be condemned by every American. "Nothing can justify such a heartless disregard for human life, which is precious. "It's time to pull together as one community of Americans to give our support to the victims, their families and their loved ones du  more

Rep. Quigley Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and Chicago
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Illinois, issued the following statement regarding the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, and Chicago, Illinois over the weekend which resulted in 22 deaths in El Paso, nine in Dayton, and seven in Chicago: "This weekend, 22 people died in El Paso, nine people died in Dayton, and, in the deadliest weekend in our city so far this year, seven people were killed in Chicago. This is not normal. "Every other country in the world has mental il  more

Rep. Raskin Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following statement in response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "We send love, sympathy and solidarity to the people of Dayton, Ohio, the latest victims of a reign of gun terror across the land. Within 13 hours the twin evils of racist white nationalism and nihilistic gun violence have destroyed dozens of American lives, obliterated hope for hundreds of families, traumatized millions of people, and forced  more

Rep. Roe Issues Statement on Shootings in Texas, Ohio
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tennessee, issued the following statement in response to the shootings in Texas and Ohio: "My heart breaks for the families and friends of the victims of these recent shootings. I join President Trump and all political leaders in denouncing the hateful ideology of white supremacy, which the El Paso shooter used as his justification. It has no place in our society. "I am troubled that instead of seeking to find common ground to stop future in  more

Rep. Roe: Time to Get Government Spending Under Control
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee, Aug. 7 -- Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tennessee, issued the following column: First, I'd like to take a moment to recognize the victims of the recent tragic events in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. My heart breaks for the families and friends of the victims of these recent shootings. I join President Trump and all political leaders in denouncing the hateful ideology of white supremacy, which the El Paso shooter used as his justification. It has no place in our society. I am trou  more

Rep. Roy Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, issued the following statement regarding the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "There is a sickness that is engulfing our nation. It is evil. And that evil is manifesting itself increasingly in the form of mass carnage, perpetrated by cowards who have no honor. "There is undoubtedly a growing segment of sick racists who are white males, often in their 20's, who carry out these crimes and offer some twisted screed or manifesto in expla  more

Rep. Rush Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois, issued the following statement in response to the two shootings that took place in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "In less than 48 hours more than 30 innocent men, women, and children were senselessly murdered, and countless others injured, because two terrorists gunned them down using weapons made for war. "In Dayton, the shooter was equipped with an assault rifle and a 100-round magazine, and in less than 30 seconds took the life of nine   more

Rep. Ryan Urges Mitch McConnell to Bring Back Senate and Pass Gun Reform Legislation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to call the Senate back from August recess to address the gun violence epidemic. Following two mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH this past weekend, Congressman Ryan sent a letter calling for the Senate to vote on the House-passed gun reform bills: H.R. 8 - Bipartisan Background Checks Act and H.R. 1112 - Enhanced Background Checks A  more

Rep. Sherrill Calls on the Senate to Pass House Gun Safety Measures
PARSIPPANY, New Jersey, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - Universal Background Checks, Closing the Charleston and Boyfriend Loopholes Stalled in the Senate * * * In the aftermath of two mass shootings this weekend in Texas and Ohio, Representative Sherrill (NJ-11) renewed her call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring commonsense gun safety legislation passed in the House up for a floor vote. "It's been half a year since th  more

Rep. Sires Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Albio Sires, D-New Jersey, issued the following statement regarding the shooting incidents in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Our nation is reeling from two devastating attacks this weekend. In El Paso, a man driven by hatred, fueled by racist and dehumanizing language that has permeated our society, brought violence to a community that rightly celebrates its diversity. In Dayton, a man had the capability to kill 9 and injure so many more in 30 seconds because our   more

Rep. Smith Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
HAMILTON, New Jersey, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, issued the following statement in response to the two shootings that took place in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Words are inadequate to convey my profound sadness and empathy to the grieving families and friends over the loss of their loved ones in El Paso and Dayton--and deep gratitude to law enforcement for their selfless heroism. "Comprehensive background checks and an assault weapons ban are likely to make people safer   more

Rep. Speier Issues Statement on President Trump's Remarks After Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Jackie Speier, D-California, issued the following statement after President Trump's address to the nation after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Speaking to the nation today, the President failed to denounce white nationalism despite FBI Director Wray warning the Senate just over a week ago that white supremacists are involved in most of the domestic terrorist arrests in the US this year. The President spoke of limiting weapons for some individ  more

Rep. Stefanik Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-New York, issued the following statement on the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and President Trump's address to the nation: "I know that Americans across the country mourn with all our hearts as the nation reels from these evil and heinous acts in El Paso and Dayton," said Congresswoman Stefanik. "We need to work together to lift our country above this epidemic of hate. Thank you to first responders, law enforcement, health officials,  more

Rep. Stevens Urges Leader McConnell to Pass Bipartisan Gun Safety Bills
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: After deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend, Congresswoman Haley Stevens (MI-11) joined several of her colleagues on the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force to send a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to immediately call the Senate back into session to vote on two gun safety bills the House passed earlier this year. H.R 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and H  more

Rep. Thompson Issues Statement on President Trump Remarks Addressing Mass Shootings in Texas, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Mississippi, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, issued the following statement on President Trump's remarks addressing mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "President Trump's words today are meaningless. We know tragedy after tragedy his words have not led to solid action or any change in rhetoric. "We know his vile and racist words have incited violence and attacks on Americans. Now dozens are dead and white supremac  more

Rep. Tipton Issues Statement on Shootings in Texas, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colorado, issued the following statement on shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "We must do a better job of teaching compassion for life, speaking out against hate, ensuring there are abundant resources for disturbed individuals who seek to harm themselves or others, and that laws and systems are in place and enforced to prevent high-risk individuals from accessing guns. "As demonstrated by the attacks this weekend, one an act of domestic   more

Rep. Walden Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, issued the following statement after the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Once again, hate and violence have stricken innocent people going about their everyday lives. The murderer in El Paso should receive quick and certain justice, including any added penalties as a result of his hateful atrocity. "We must all stand in solidarity against acts of white supremacy, racism and discrimination and the evil nature of its manifestation  more

Rep. Waltz Issues Statement on Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Florida, issued the following statement in response to the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "From organized acts of violence during the Civil Rights era to the act of cowardice carried out by Timothy McVeigh & now the maniacs who murdered dozens in El Paso and Dayton, the liberties & freedoms we enjoy as Americans have been exploited by monsters who represent neither our values nor who we are as a nation. "Post 9/11, we rallied as a nat  more

Reps. Fudge, Plaskett Issue Statement on USDA I.G. Report
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, chairman of the House Agriculture subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations, issued the following joint statement with Del. Stacey Plaskett, D-Virgin Islands, chairman of the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research, in response to a report from the Agriculture Inspector General that the Trump administration has not followed procedure as it proceeds with a move of the Economic Research Service and National I  more

Sen. Alexander Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, issued the following statement after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Our nation cannot ignore these mass shootings. That is why last year I helped pass a new law to eliminate loopholes in the background check system for gun purchasers. Two years ago, I helped rewrite federal mental health laws to improve the quality and coordination of mental health care, focusing on early intervention. "New laws I co-  more

Sen. Blackburn Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, issued the following statement after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "The mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton were horrific tragedies perpetrated by evil individuals, and I condemn all forms of hate and hateful acts of any kind. The actions of law enforcement officers and first responders in stopping both shooters saved lives and allowed the wounded to get immediate care. "We will work with the President to con  more

Sen. Braun Issues Statement on Tragic Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
JASPER, Indiana, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Mike Braun, R-Indiana, issued the following statement regarding the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. "Maureen and I are deeply troubled by the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton -- there is no place for hate in our great country, our prayers are with the victims of this horrific event, and I commend the swift action from law enforcement and first responders. "Mass shootings and gun violence across our country is a complex situation; watching C  more

Sen. Brown Blasts Trump Proposal That Would Weaken Protections for Victims of Housing Discrimination
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Administration Seeks to Weaken Protections that Help People Seek Justice * * * U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today blasted the Trump administration's reported proposal that would make it harder for victims of housing discrimination to bring lawsuits forward. The Department of Housing and Urban Development's 201  more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement at Regulatory Frameworks For Digital Currencies, Blockchain Hearing
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following opening statement at a hearing entitled "Examining Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Currencies and Blockchain": "At this committee's hearing earlier this month, many of us of both parties voiced serious concerns about Facebook's plan to run its own currency out of a Swiss bank account. "And by and large, we mostly heard deflections and   more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement on Mass Shooting in Dayton
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 4 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following statement after a shooter killed nine people in Dayton and injured at least 26: "As Ohio wakes up this morning to the news of this horrific attack, Connie and I are filled with sadness for the victims and their families and gratitude for the police officers who responded to the scene and the medical professionals caring for the injured. "We are also angry - angry that shooting after shooting politicians in Washington   more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's remarks on the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas: Brown has called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to call the Senate back into session and take up legislation passed by the House to require universal background checks on all firearm sales across the country. The background checks legislation passed the House bipartisanly. "There is no reason   more

Sen. Collins Issues Statement on Shooting Incidents in Dayton, El Paso, Gilroy
BANGOR, Maine, Aug. 3 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following statement in response to the shooting incidents in Dayton, Ohio; El Paso, Texas; and Gilroy, California: "These brutal attacks, the third mass shooting in a week, are horrific. I am grateful to the brave first responders in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy who quickly stopped the perpetrators of these vicious, hateful acts. "Early reports suggest that the El Paso shooter was motivated by bigotry and a hateful white suprem  more

Sen. Coons Comments on the Shootings in El Paso and Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Delaware, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) joined MSNBC's Kasie Hunt on Sunday night to discuss the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio and the challenges posed by domestic terrorism and white nationalism. "It's been a really striking weekend," said Senator Coons. "The idea that we've had, in two different incidents, so far apart in our country, but so tragically close in their circumstances, 29 killed  more

Sen. Feinstein Issues Statement on Dayton Shooting
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, issued the following statement on the shooting incident in Dayton, Ohio: "Over the last seven days there have been three mass shootings that left 32 dead, including a 6-year-old boy. And those are just the shootings that made headlines. There have already been more than 250 mass shootings in this country in the first seven months of 2019. "Last night in Dayton, nine dead. Yesterday in El Paso, 20 dead. Last Sunday in Gilroy, three dead  more

Sen. Graham Issues Statement on President Trump's Remarks Addressing Mass Shootings
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after President Trump's remarks addressing shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "I appreciate President Trump's strong statement rejecting hate and white supremacist ideology, urging us all to reject a culture of violence, as well as a call to action on multiple fronts. "I have reached an agreement with Senator Blumenthal to create a federal grant pr  more

Sen. Grassley Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, issued the following statement regarding the deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "The terrible acts of violence in El Paso and Dayton over the weekend are heartbreaking and disgusting. There is no place for such cowardice and selfishness in a free society. Our nation grieves for the souls we lost, and for everyone whose lives were forever changed," Grassley said. "As we grieve we should also look to ways we can prevent f  more

Sen. Heinrich Issues Statement on Shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, issued the following statement in response to the deadly shootings in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio: "My heart is with the families of loved ones lost this week in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton. I know our country can and must do better than to keep allowing this hate-filled domestic terrorism to continue. "It is dangerous enough to have sick extremists spewing hate in fringe corners of the internet, but when it is   more

Sen. Hoeven: Members of North Dakota, Montana, Ohio Delegations Lead Bicameral Effort Urging Federal Agency to Preempt Washington Crude-By-Rail Ban
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Sen. John Hoeven, R-North Dakota, issued the following news release: Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), along with Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Congressmen Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.), Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) and Bob Latta (R-Ohio), this week led a bicameral letter urging the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to preempt the recently-passed Washington State crude-by-rail law, which requires crude oil unloaded in the sta  more

Sen. Johnson Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Texas, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "I appreciate the president's comments this morning condemning the violent extremism that led to this weekend's horrific domestic terror mass shootings. We must remain committed to tenaciously rooting these cancers out of our society. "For years, we have experienced a coarsening of  more

Sen. Klobuchar Issues Statement on Mass Shootings
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, issued the following statement: * * * - Klobuchar again calls on Majority Leader McConnell to bring the Senate back into session to vote on gun safety reforms * * * On Sunday August 4th, 2019, immediately following the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) called on the Senate Majority leader to bring the Senate back into session to vote on gun reforms. On Saturday, 22 people were shot and k  more

Sen. Menendez on Mass Shootings: It's Time for Action
CAMDEN, New Jersey, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez today condemned this weekend's mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that killed over 30 people and injured dozens more. Speaking to reporters following an unrelated event in Camden, the Senator outlined several common sense gun safety measures that Congress could immediately take action on if President Trump and Republicans would be willing to take on the  more

Sen. Murphy Issues Statement on President Trump's Remarks After Mass Shootings in Texas, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Connecticut, issued the following statement after President Trump's address to the nation after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that left at least 31 people dead and dozens more injured: "President Trump is literally making up causes of gun violence in America. America does not have more mental illness than other developed nations. We don't have more violent video games. What we have is a hate machinery that President Trum  more

Sen. Murphy Issues Statement on Shootings in Texas, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Connecticut, issued the following statement after the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Nowhere but in the United States does this epidemic rate of mass murder occur. My heart goes out to all the victims of gun violence this weekend - in El Paso and Dayton, but also Baton Rouge, Colorado Springs, and New York. "What is so heartbreaking is that almost all of this carnage is preventable. Good laws stop bad people from doing horribl  more

Sen. Portman Issues Statement on Dayton Shooting
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 4 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following statement on the shooting incident in Dayton: "I went to bed with a heavy heart because of El Paso and woke up to the tragic news from Dayton. "These senseless acts of violence must stop. "While we are still learning more about the details of this tragedy in Montgomery County, we are praying for the victims and their families and thank the officers who responded so quickly and bravely. "I am talking to local leaders  more

Sen. Portman Issues Statement on President Trump's Remarks on Dayton, El Paso
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following statement regarding President Trump's remarks on the gun violence in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas: "The president was right to speak out forcefully against hate, bigotry and the white supremacist ideology. "I agree with him that that there is more we can to do try and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people and both parties should work together towards this goal. "I voted for two bills Congress enacted to   more

Sen. Romney Isuses Statement on Mass Shootings in California, Ohio, Texas
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, issued the following statement regarding the mass shootings in California, Ohio and Texas: "The nation has witnessed senseless loss of life from recent mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy. These tragedies demand thoughtful, considered action from our local, state and federal leaders - and from ordinary citizens. Too often, once the initial headlines of a tragedy fade, the national conversation moves on without giving these issues the ful  more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement after deadly mass shootings in both El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Tragically, El Paso and Dayton join the many communities across the country that have been devastated and traumatized by a mass shooting. "My thoughts today are with the families of all those senselessly taken, those recovering from injuries, and the law enforcement and medical staff who continue to respond. "Words will not stop th  more

Sen. Toomey Issues Statement on El Paso, Dayton Shootings
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "The mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton are the latest, horrific examples of the violent scourge that is gripping America. The perpetrators of these murders are cowards. "We must do more to keep guns out of the hands of psychopaths. While no law will end mass shootings entirely, it's time for Congress to act to help keep our communities   more

Sen. Udall Issues Statement on El Paso, Dayton Shootings
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, issued the following statement on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "In the span of less than 24 hours, two communities have been ravaged by the scourge of gun violence. It has never been clearer that Congress needs to take urgent action to end this preventable epidemic. "In New Mexico, El Paso is like a sibling -- a community where many New Mexicans have family, friends, loved ones. This tragedy hits particularly close  more

Sen. Wicker Issues Statement on Joining Senate Leaders to Address Gun Violence
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, issued the following statement after being asked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to join a group of Senate committee chairmen who will consider bipartisan, bicameral legislation to address gun violence after the recent shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Gayle and I were horrified to hear of the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, and we grieve for the victims and their families. We unequivocally condemn these acts of vi  more

Sen. Young Issues Statement on Shootings in Ohio, Texas
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 4 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following statement regarding the shooting incidents in Ohio and Texas: "We are all heartbroken for the victims of these terrible acts of hate. I pray for those who were injured and for the families of those who lost loved ones. "And I am sincerely grateful to the first responders and law enforcement officers who acted swiftly. There is no place in this country for hate of any kind - period. "The President rightfully spo  more

Sens. Hirono, Wyden, Brown, Democratic Colleagues Urge Trump Administration to Reject Tax Cut for Wealthy
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, issued the following news release: Earlier this week, Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and 39 of their U.S. Senate Democratic colleagues sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to urge against unilaterally cutting capital gains taxes for the wealthiest Americans by an additional $100 billion over ten years. In their letter, the Senators argued that cutting the capital gains ta  more

Speaker Pelosi Issues Statement on Shooting Incident in Dayton, Ohio
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Aug. 4 -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, issued the following statement after the deadly shooting in Dayton, Ohio: "In less than 24 hours, another American community has been devastated by the tragedy of gun violence. The hearts of all Americans break for the families and friends of those injured and murdered, and our prayers go out to everyone impacted in this latest act of terror. "We give thanks for the brave first responders, who rushed into harm's wa  more

Speaker Pelosi, Sen. Schumer Issue Statement on President Trump's Remarks on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-New York, issued the following joint statement after President Trump delivered his remarks on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "In February, the new Democratic House Majority promptly did its duty and passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, which is supported by more than 90 percent of the American people and proven to save lives. "However, Senate R  more

Turner Supports Restricting Military Style Weapon Sales, Magazine Limits, Red Flag Legislation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) announced his support for preventing military style weapon sales to civilians, magazine limits, and red flag legislation. "I strongly support the Second Amendment, but we must prevent mentally unstable people from terrorizing our communities with military style weapons. I will support legislation that prevents the sale of military style weapons to civilians, a magazine l  more

Wyden, Brown, Schumer, Democratic Senators Urge Trump Administration to Reject $100 Billion Tax Cut For Wealthy
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following news: * * * - 42 senators warn against unilateral action to cut capital gains taxes * * * Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., today led 42 Democratic senators in urging Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin against unilaterally cutting   more