The Oakland Press: Congresswoman-Elect Haley Stevens named to Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

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Congresswoman-Elect Haley Stevens, D-Rochester Hills, will join the U.S. House’s Gun Violence Prevention Task Force for the 116th Congress.

Stevens, who will represent Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, is joining 140 other representatives on the task force, which is chaired by U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-California, and was established to lead gun safety reform efforts.

She said now is the time for Congress to step up and take action to protect schools and communities from gun violence.

“Today I am proud to join the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and I look forward to working toward common-sense solutions like universal background checks, banning bump stocks, and preventing people on the terrorist watchlist from purchasing firearms,” said Stevens.

According to Politico, Thompson will introduce a universal background checks bill early next year requiring background checks on all gun sales, including private transactions. It’s expected to be one of serveral high-profile bills, aimed at combating gun violence, that will be introduced by House Democrats.

β€œIt will be strong legislation to expand background checks, and I will have a very respectful show of [co-sponors],” said Thompson to Politico. β€œI think you will see it happen in the first 100 days.”

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