March 21, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement tonight:
“Later tonight, I will start the process of bringing a bill to reduce gun violence to the Senate floor. This bill will include the provisions on background checks, school safety and gun trafficking reported by the Judiciary Committee. I hope negotiations will continue over the upcoming break to reach a bipartisan compromise on background checks, and I am hopeful that they will succeed. If a compromise is reached, I am open to including it in the base bill. But I want to be clear: in order to be effective, any bill that passes the Senate must include background checks.
“The bill I advance tonight will serve as the basis for opening debate. Once debate begins, I will ensure that a ban on assault weapons, limits to high-capacity magazines, and mental health provisions receive votes, along with other amendments. In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for all of these provisions to receive votes, and I will ensure that they do.”
Monday, March 25, 2013
Sen. Harry Reid (D., NV) introduced the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, which also includes the Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013, the School and Campus Safety Enhancements Act of 2013, and the Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013. Press release below.