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Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA)
Why We're Cheering

They reintroduced the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (S. 529/H.R. 8) to require a background check for every gun sold, as well as most transfers.

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC)
Why We're Cheering

They reintroduced legislation to close the “Charleston loophole” that allows gun ownership to be transferred after 3 days even if the background check is incomplete. The House bill is the Enhanced Background Checks Act (H.R. 1446) and the Senate bill is the Background Check Completion Act.

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Michigan Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Debbie Dingell, Andy Levin, and Haley Stevens
Why We're Cheering

They sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Education “to approve and issue waivers for any federal testing requirements for all states who request them for this school year.”

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Reps. Jared Golden (D-ME) and Ron Kind (D-WI)
Why We're Jeering

They voted against the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

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