Sanders, Van Hollen, Klobuchar, Warren

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

Senator Sanders: (10:16 a.m.)

  • Spoke on gun control.
    • "Mr. President, I want to thank the young people throughout this country who have the courage to do what the United States Congress is not doing, and that is to lead us forward in a way to lower the slaughter that we are seeing from coast to coast in terms of gun violence. The bad news is that people continue to be killed every day. The good news is that the American people have come together around commonsense solutions to lower the level of gun violence that we are experiencing. The American people know that we need to expand and improve background checks, that we need to do away with the gun show loophole, that we need to do away with the straw man provision."

 

Senator Van Hollen: (10:18 a.m.)

  • Spoke on gun control.
    • "Mr. President, today many of us will join with Maryland students and other students from throughout this region to demand that this Senate and the House of Representatives take commonsense action to reduce gun violence in America. Gun violence that has resulted in massacres at concerts, slaughters in churches, and of course mass deaths at schools throughout the country. And the death toll every day we see in the streets of America. Mr. President, I'm going to read the names of 17 Maryland young people, people under 20 who have died just in the last year as a result of gun violence in Maryland."

 

Senator Klobuchar: (10:22 a.m.)

  • Spoke on gun control.
    • "Mr. President, these are the names of 17 children who were killed with guns in my state. I read their first names only because it makes us remember they could be anyone's children. Lisa Marie, age 15. William Robert, age 15. Anthony, age 16. Jacob Alexander, age 14. Joseph Anthony, age 17. Terrell, age 3. Joshua Albert, age 15. Alyssa, age 17. Jesse, age 18. Cedric, age 18. Darion geoff, age 15. Justin Daniel, age 17. Jennifer Allen, age 17. David Andre, age 17. Tibeba Lee, age 16. Terrance, age 16. Anthony Michael, age 3. Thank you, Mr. President."

 

Senator Warren: (10:23 a.m.)

  • Spoke on gun control.
    • "Mr. President, Congress does not have the courage to act on gun violence, but young people across this country are showing the way. They are speaking up and they are demanding action. I honor them and I commit to fight alongside them. I'm going to read the names of some of those lost from Massachusetts. They didn't get a chance to join this fight before they died from gun violence, so I take this opportunity to join them to the young people who are fighting today for sensible gun reforms."