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McCollum Joins Ongoing Sit-In On House Floor To Demand Vote on Gun Violence Prevention

June 22, 2016
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) joined 175 House Democrats sitting-in on the House Floor today demanding action on gun violence.

Congresswoman McCollum joined the sit-in shortly after 1 p.m., following the conclusion of the House Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security appropriations bill. In the markup, Congresswoman McCollum spoke in strong support of the “No Fly, No Buy” amendment that prevents suspected terrorists from purchasing guns or explosives. It was defeated in committee.

“Americans expect and deserve a vote on the House floor on gun violence prevention legislation,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “I am proud House Democrats are sitting-in today demanding the House does its job.”

In remarks delivered on the House floor during the sit-in, Congresswoman McCollum argued that Congress must vote on common-sense gun reform before the House recesses this week. Congresswoman McCollum has also shared photos and videos from the House Floor on her Facebook and Twitter feeds.