Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) spoke at a leadership press conference today to announce a vote in the House next week on the STOP School Violence Act and this week’s work on building America’s infrastructure.
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Announcing House vote on STOP School Violence Act:
“You all know Sheriff Rutherford, the former sheriff of Jacksonville. He has a bill, the STOP School Violence Act. This is Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act. We will have that bill up on the floor next week. That will add to the FIX NICS bill sitting over in the Senate.”
On the House conducting FBI oversight:
“We will also have the FBI up here talking to the Oversight and Judiciary [Committees] on where the failures happened and why [in the Parkland shooting] to make sure they can make corrections so it can never repeat itself again.”
On this week’s FCC reauthorization:
“Our priority is to make sure we build America stronger not just this year, but next year and for decades to come. That means strengthening our physical and digital infrastructure. So today on the floor of the House we will vote on the ‘RAY BAUM’ Act. This will reauthorize the FCC for the first time in 28 years. This incredible bipartisan bill will increase oversight, will introduce reforms, and more importantly will help us get to 5G. It will expand high-speed internet capabilities.”
Encouraging Americans to #checkyourcheck:
“The one challenge we want to make to all Americans is check your check. Just check your check to see what has transpired with the tax reform bill, that you will actually have more money in your paycheck. I had an individual tell me this week that the little extra money between he and his wife made the difference that they were able to go out and purchase a car. I was out in the oil fields, an individual who has worked there for a number of years came back and said it made a fundamental difference in his life week-to-week and to make sure to tell those back in D.C. that these are not crumbs when it comes to families.”