Schumer, Murphy, Cortez Masto, Murray, Cardin

McConnell (for Crapo) Amendment #2151, as modified, to the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155)

Senator Schumer: (10:00 a.m.)

  • Spoke on gun control.
    • "Mr. President, at this moment, all across the country, students are walking out of school for 17 minutes in memory of the 17 Americans who died at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one month ago today. Here on the floor of the senate, I join with those students in remembering the fallen students and teachers of Stoneman Douglas. I join with them in remembering the beautiful children who died at the elementary school in Newtown. I join with them in remembering the long line of American children who have perished in the slow-moving tidal wave of gun violence that's consuming our country."

 

Senator Murphy: (10:05 a.m.)

  • Spoke on gun control.
    • "Mr. President, I'm joining my colleagues today to give the country a sense of the scope of this epidemic. We have tried every means to move our colleagues to action, but in remembering the names of people that have been lost, there is a reminder that there is a human face behind every single one of these numbers and behind that victim, there is a trail of trauma of family members, friends, classmates that is difficult to unwind. On December 14, 2012, a gunman armed with a tactical semiautomatic weapon with clips of 30 bullets walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 children, six adults and himself. "

 

Senator Cortez Masto: (10:09 a.m.)

  • Spoke on gun control.
    • "Thank you. I rise along with my colleagues today to address what has become unfortunately the norm for our kids in schools and across this country. October 1 in Las Vegas, we saw the worst mass shooting in the history of this country. Innocent concertgoers attending an entertainment venue outdoors. 58 whether killed, 500 injured at the hands of a madman with an assault weapon. In the past five years, we have lost an average of ten children each year to gun violence in Nevada alone, and today I speak in memory of the 50 children from my home state who will never get the chance to grow up and graduate high school, pursue their dream job, or even have children of their own."

 

Senator Murray: (10:12 a.m.)

  • Spoke on gun control.
    • "Lyla Bush, Kara Goldman, Dana Klein, Tammy Keiser, Leroy Launch, Wayne Anderson, Judy Anderson, Scott Anderson, Erica Anderson, Olivia Anderson, Nathan Anderson, Paul Lee, Sara Williams, Maxine Harrison, Samantha Harrison, Jamie Harrison, Heather Harrison, James Harrison, George brown, Jeffrey hicks, Alex Kelly, Wesley Jennings, and the list goes on."

 

Senator Cardin: (10:14 a.m.)

  • Spoke on gun control.
    • "I join my colleagues in recognizing that we must take action to protect safety in our community. Senator Van Hollen are on the floor, proud of Maryland students that are here today to speak in solidarity with the students from parkland, Florida, and recognizing and remembering the 17 victims of that tragic episode but also to point out many others who have lost their lives to gun violence. In the state of Maryland we have not been spared. Just Monday night ten people, including two teenage boys, were wounded in five separate shootings in Baltimore."