Congresswoman Lee Joins House Sit-In on Gun Violence

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released this statement and joined civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis, and her House Democratic colleagues for an unprecedented “No Bill, No Break” sit-in on the House floor:

“Time and time again, House Republicans have blocked our ability to keep Americans safe by preventing us from passing common sense gun reforms, including closing a glaring loophole that allows suspected terrorists to purchase weapons of war.

These weapons of war, some of which can fire 900 rounds per minute, have no place on America’s streets.

We simply cannot allow this insanity. My constituents and people from all over our nation have been demanding action, but they are being ignored by the House’s Republican leadership.

Too many people have already been lost to senseless gun violence. Enough is enough; Congress must act to protect the lives of Americans.”

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Congresswoman Lee is a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committees, the Steering and Policy Committee, is a Senior Democratic Whip, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and co-chair of the Progressive Caucus. She serves as chair of the Democrat Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality and Opportunity.