2022 – The House of Representatives committee calls for an emergency meeting to move forward with arms reform legislation – Mubasher | US policy

Parliament votes to protect our children

An emergency gun reform package will be presented to the House Judiciary Committee Thursday as politicians grapple with the fallout from this month’s mass shootings in New York and Texas that killed 31 people, including 19 elementary school students.

VIII Law to protect our childrenAs Democrats call it, it includes raising the minimum purchase age for assault weapons to 21, background checks for “ghost” guns, and stricter requirements for gun preservation.

There will also be new federal offenses for the sale, manufacture, or possession of high-capacity magazines; To trade and buy arms.

It does not include the complete ban on assault weapons, which many gun reform activists have called for in the wake of massacres in Buffalo, New York, and Ovaldi, Texas.

But the Democrats behind the push, which takes place during the recess of Congress, say they are not ruling it out.

According to Punchbowl, Nancy Pelosi She plans to bring the measures to a vote in the House of Representatives next week and the Speaker is confident she has the votes to pass.

Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

However, reaching the required 60 votes in the Senate is unlikely, given Republicans’ traditional hostility to gun law reform, but Pelosi and her leadership team felt compelled to act in the wake of the mass killings, perpetrated by teens with legal weapons.

Separately, senator to senator bipartisan talks about gun control are scheduled with the Texas Republican today via Zoom John Cornyn Negotiations on his part.

Monday at the White House, Joe Biden He hoped that “rational Republicans,” including minority leaders in Cornyn and the Senate, would be voiced. Mitch McConnell It can finally help to do something against gun repair:

I think things got so bad that everyone became more reasonable about it. At least that’s my hope.

here is my colleague Lauren Gambino On the challenge of getting the gun reform bill through a bitterly divided Congress:

Biden and Powell meet to tackle inflation

High inflation is on Joe Biden’s agenda today as he turns his attention back to what he calls his “top domestic priority.”

Jerome Powell. Photo: Patrick Simansky/The Associated Press

The president will meet Jerome PowellFederal Reserve Chairman, in the early afternoon to discuss the US and global economy and steps that can be taken to ease inflation and lower prices.

According to Politkoda’s meeting with Powell, the first since his reconfirmation by the Senate a week ago for a second term as central bank governor, it is part of a month-long effort by the White House to address Biden’s economic achievements.

It started with Biden’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, where he laid out a plan to combat high prices:

I ran for president because I was sick of the so-called choppy economy. We now have an opportunity to build on a historic boom with an economy that works for working families.

The most important thing we can do now to move from rapid recovery to stable and steady growth is to reduce inflation. That is why I have made fighting inflation a top economic priority.

Polls show that economic concerns are the biggest issue voters face as the November midterm elections approach, and Biden’s ratings are at the lowest levels of his presidency, according to FiveThirtyEight.

Inflation hit its highest level in more than 40 years last month, and while it has fallen slightly since then, consumers are still paying record prices for gas, which topped $4.62 for the first time today, according to the American Automobile Association. Biden blamed Russia’s war in Ukraine on what he said[Vladimir] Putin’s price hike.

Powell said interest rates could rise by half a percentage point in June and July to cool inflation.

Ahead of today’s meeting, the Associated Press said Biden promised not to interfere in federal decision-making, but suggested that he and Powell agree to fight inflation.

On Friday, Biden will make comments on the May jobs report, “highlighting the remarkable progress we’ve made in getting Americans back to work.”

Victoria Bekempes

Victoria Bekempes

With the state the US leader in mass shootings, Texas leaders are under increasing pressure to step up gun control efforts. While Republicans have steadily relaxed gun controls and reduced spending on mental health.

Because the funerals of 19 children and two teachers begin on Tuesday in the devastated small town of South Texas UvaldA week after the Robb Elementary school shooting, state Democrats — and some Republicans — called for special legislative action.

Right-wing Republican Gregory Abbott Senators were asked to call a special legislative session to consider the legislation, with Democratic senators calling for the age of gun purchases to be raised to 21.

They also want to enforce background checks on all arms sales and regulate civilian ownership of high-capacity magazines, an affiliate of Austin ABC, KVUE reports.

They are also calling for “red flag” legislation that would allow for the temporary removal of guns from people who pose an “imminent danger to themselves and others” and they are asking for a law that would allow for a “cooling-off period” when purchasing a weapon prescribe.

“We gotta do something, man,” said the Democratic senator. Roland GutierrezWhich includes its Ovaldi district, Abbott said at a news conference. “Colleagues told me, they called me and told me that an 18-year-old shouldn’t have a gun.”

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Parliament votes to protect our children

An emergency gun reform package will be presented to the House Judiciary Committee Thursday as politicians grapple with the fallout from this month’s mass shootings in New York and Texas that killed 31 people, including 19 elementary school students.

VIII Law to protect our childrenAs Democrats call it, it includes raising the minimum purchase age for assault weapons to 21, background checks for “ghost” guns, and stricter requirements for gun preservation.

There will also be new federal offenses for the sale, manufacture, or possession of high-capacity magazines; To trade and buy arms.

It does not include the complete ban on assault weapons, which many gun reform activists have called for in the wake of massacres in Buffalo, New York, and Ovaldi, Texas.

But the Democrats behind the push, which takes place during the recess of Congress, say they are not ruling it out.

According to Punchbowl, Nancy Pelosi She plans to bring the measures to a vote in the House of Representatives next week and the Speaker is confident she has the votes to pass.

Nancy Pelosi.
Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

However, reaching the required 60 votes in the Senate is unlikely, given Republicans’ traditional hostility to gun law reform, but Pelosi and her leadership team felt compelled to act in the wake of the mass killings, perpetrated by teens with legal weapons.

Separately, senator to senator bipartisan talks about gun control are scheduled with the Texas Republican today via Zoom John Cornyn Negotiations on his part.

Monday at the White House, Joe Biden He hoped that “rational Republicans,” including minority leaders in Cornyn and the Senate, would be voiced. Mitch McConnell It can finally help to do something against gun repair:

I think things got so bad that everyone became more reasonable about it. At least that’s my hope.

here is my colleague Lauren Gambino On the challenge of getting the gun reform bill through a bitterly divided Congress:

Good morning, and welcome to Tuesday’s American Politics Blog.

We start with some breaking news, courtesy of Punchbowl… The House Judiciary Committee has called an emergency meeting for Thursday to try to move forward with the so-called bailout package. gun control measures In the wake of this month’s mass shootings buffalo, New York; And the UvaldTexas.

VIII Law to protect our children It includes a number of restrictions, including raising the minimum purchase age for assault weapons to 21, background checks for “ghost” weapons, and stricter gun storage requirements. He says punch the pot.

What it doesn’t include: An assault weapons ban, though Democrats say they don’t rule it out.

And since the package has little or no chance of getting the required 60 votes in the Senate, thanks to opposition from Republicans, some Democrats want to split it into separate bills.

Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of senators will meet via Zoom to discuss gun reform today.

What we also note:

  • Joe Biden meet with Jerome PowellFederal Reserve Chairman and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Today appeared back to the inflation crisis. The White House launched a month-long campaign to talk about its administration’s economic achievements, according to Politico.
  • Biden will meet with the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Arden This morning in the White House.
  • White House Press Secretary Karen Jean-Pierre Briefing at 2:30 pm.
  • South Korea K-pop BTS He will visit the White House at 3 p.m. to discuss with Biden “the need to work together in Asian solidarity, inclusion and representation, and to combat anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination.”