GOP Leaders in the House Bond over plans to Oppose the Recently Unveiled Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill
However, many Republicans are in favor of voting "yes"...
It’s no surprise, but House Republican leaders are bonding through opposition to a recently unveiled bipartisan gun safety bill. The GOP is urging their members to vote no, even as the Senate pushes forward towards the passage of the bill this week.
Kevin McCarthy of California, House Minority Leader, and Steve Scalise of Louisiana, House Minority Whip, announced that they are both a no on the gun deal. Elise Stefanik of NY, House GOP Conference Chairwoman, also stated she will vote against the bill.
Many other Republican leaders are planning a formal whip against the gun bill. A formal whip notice is expected to go out within the next few days. Even with the GOP leaders opposing the bill, some Republican members have planned on voting for the bill.
The Senate seems to be on track to pass the measure sometime this week or next. If passed, it would be the most significant new federal legislation to address gun violence since the expired 10-year assault weapons ban of 1994.
"As a Congressman it's my duty to pass laws that never infringe on the Constitution while protecting the lives of the innocent. In the coming days, I look forward to voting YES on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.”
Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales announced as he represents Uvalde, Texas.
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