In Wake of Mass Shootings, Cicilline Calls for Congress to Cancel Recess

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:


“Words fail at times like these. There are no words that can capture the grief we feel today for Dayton and El Paso. There are no words that can ever repair the damage that’s been done to these communities.”


“This is a time that demands not words but actions. The House has already sent two gun violence bills to the Senate. Mitch McConnell has refused to bring either bill to the floor.”


“Congress should cancel its August recess so that the Senate can bring up the bills that the House has already passed, and so the House can consider additional measures to address this crisis, including the Assault Weapons Ban, which I introduced earlier this year.”


“As we have seen time and time again, it is far too easy for bad people to buy guns in our country. Congress must act now.”