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News & updates from the Democratic staff of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee. Vice Chair Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney RTs!=endorsements.
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VAMom4GVP 4h
Thank you for listing the 59 countries who have lower gun violence rates than the US in the hearing on gun violence. DMV volunteers in the room appreciate you.
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Joint Economic Committee Democrats 4h
Vice Chair focuses on need for better federal research and data on gun violence in today's hearing.
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VAMom4GVP 5h
“Gun violence is a public health issue and must be dealt with in that manner.” True statement by just played by video at hearing. Time to pass and . >90% of Americans agree. If not, we will
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Giffords 6h
RIGHT NOW: Our Chief Counsel Adam Skaggs is testifying on Capitol Hill. Watch and Survivor Network member Tina Meins discuss the severe economic and human costs of gun violence.
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Joint Economic Committee Democrats 5h
. Coach Steve Kerr provided video testimony in our JEC hearing today, saying the U.S. is in "a league of its own" when it comes to gun violence.
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Everytown 5h
Everytown Survivor Network member Shenee Johnson is at the hearing on the economic impact of gun violence in America. Survivors of gun violence are consistently at the forefront of the movement to build safer communities.
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Everytown 5h
Tina Meins, Everytown Survivor Network member, just spoke at the hearing on behalf of her father, Damian, who was shot and killed in the San Bernardino shooting in 2015. "He was my travel buddy and my best friend. Today, I am my father’s voice.”
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Joint Economic Committee Democrats 5h
Replying to @GiffordsCourage
"The potential return on a nationwide investment in stopping gun violence would be huge in both lives and taxpayer dollars."
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Joint Economic Committee Democrats 5h
"Beyond the devastating toll it imposes on American families and communities, gun violence imposes extraordinary costs on the American economy." Adam Skaggs of just said in the JEC hearing.
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Joint Economic Committee Democrats 5h
Replying to @Everytown
"I am not alone in my support of stronger gun safety laws. We know 95 percent of Americans support background checks on all gun sales and 85 percent support Red Flag laws," Ms. Meins said.
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Joint Economic Committee Democrats 5h
"We should all be free to live without the fear of being shot. No one law can stop all gun violence, but there’s so much more we must do to keep our families safe." Tina Meins, whose father was killed in the San Bernardino shooting, just said in today's hearing.
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Joint Economic Committee Democrats 5h
And FYI, is airing our hearing live!
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Joint Economic Committee Democrats 5h
Replying to @RepMaloney
Keep watching our hearing online at
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Joint Economic Committee Democrats 6h
Replying to @RepMaloney
"Let us honor the victims of gun violence and their families by working to prevent more victims. Let us – like other countries in the developed world – turn tragedy into bold action. And may all Members of Congress, especially those in the Senate, find the COURAGE to ACT."
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Joint Economic Committee Democrats 6h
Replying to @RepMaloney
"An American is nearly seven times more likely than someone in Canada to die by a gun...and almost 40 times more likely than someone in the UK, Australia or New Zealand, and nearly 200 more than someone in Japan."
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Joint Economic Committee Democrats 6h
"They say that the only thing that will make America safer is more guns. But the fact is that if more guns made us safer we already would be the safest country in the world." Vice Chair .
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Joint Economic Committee Democrats 6h
We are now streaming live from the JEC hearing, "Gun Violence in America: Understanding and Reducing the Costs of Firearm Injuries and Deaths."
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Joint Economic Committee Democrats 6h
"And as we talk about the costs of gun violence, let us never forget that the biggest, most tragic cost it the loss of human life. I believe that Congress must act to help stem the gun violence epidemic in our country." Vice Chair in JEC hearing.
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The Associated Press 6h
BREAKING: The Federal Reserve cuts rates for a second time this year with promise to "act as appropriate" to sustain economic expansion. The Fed's move will reduce its benchmark rate by an additional quarter-point to a range of 1.75% to 2%.
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Joint Economic Committee Democrats 6h
Don’t forget our hearing on the costs of gun violence starts in 30 minutes. We’ll be streaming live!
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