Prevent Hate Crimes and Gun Violence

Last June, a white supremacist opened fire during a prayer meeting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, taking the lives of nine parishioners. During the investigation that followed, it was confirmed that his actions were racially motivated, and the Department of Justice has chosen to pursue hate crime charges against the shooter.

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Join the Congressional Peacekeeping Caucus

It is our pleasure to invite you to join the Congressional Peacekeeping Caucus. The Peacekeeping Caucus is an informal group of Members dedicated to issues related to international peacekeeping operations and their impact upon U.S. foreign policy and national security interests.

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Support Veterans in the SCRUB Act

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) serves the nearly 21.9 million veterans who live here in the United States—more than 9 million of whom are enrolled in the VA health system. But in its current state, the VA is ill-equipped to handle the increasing number of veterans returning home from abroad, and will require reforms through both legislation and rulemaking in order to repair the system.

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Restore the Assault Weapons Ban

At the beginning of this month, I gave a speech on the House floor, condemning the recent shooting attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and noting that it was the 352nd mass shooting of the year. As I left the floor, I was disheartened to learn
that yet another mass shooting was underway in San Bernardino, California, just as I was announcing my plans to reintroduce the Assault Weapons Ban.
This has to stop.

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Restore the Assault Weapons Ban

Last Wednesday, I gave a speech on the House floor, condemning the recent shooting attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and noting that it was the 352nd mass shooting of the year. As I left the floor, I was disheartened to learn that yet another
mass shooting was underway in San Bernardino, California, just as I was announcing my plans to reintroduce the Assault Weapons Ban.
This has to stop.

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