Buffalo shooting spurs congressional response

Posted on AllSides May 18th, 2022
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The weekend mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, is jump-starting Congress' focus on legislation addressing domestic terrorism and guns.

Driving the news: The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, put on ice late last month amid objections from progressive lawmakers, will be taken up Tuesday by the House Rules Committee. The panel's chair, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), told Axios: "I think it takes on an urgency given current events."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asked about the status of the legislation on Monday, told reporters: "It's in play."

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