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America is suffering from an epidemic of gun violence, and California’s 44th District is one of the communities most profoundly affected. Many in Congress seem satisfied offering thoughts and prayers and holding moments of silence instead of actually doing something. I will not be silent.

Congress must take all reasonable steps to both understand gun violence in America and examine the changes necessary to deter future threats. I support legislation to eliminate the prohibition on gun violence research at the Centers for Disease Control. It’s unconscionable that the agency has been effectively barred by Congress from researching injuries and deaths related to firearms. I also support closing loopholes in the national firearm background check system, and banning devices that turn a semi-automatic rifle into a machine gun, like we saw in the horrific shooting in Las Vegas.

June 22, 2020

NowThis Video: LA Protesters Demand Answers After Police Kill 18-Year-Old Andres Guardado

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June 22, 2020

Axios: Lawmakers urge California attorney general to probe police shooting of teen

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Credit NPR. A demonstrator holds a placard during a march against racism and police brutality in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Congressional Democrats have released a wide-ranging proposal aimed at overhauling policing Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

June 22, 2020

Remezcla: Congresswomen Maxine Waters & Nanette Diaz Barragán Demand Justice for Andres Guardado

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June 22, 2020

CBS News: Lawmakers want state investigation after teen fatally shot by LA deputy during chase

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Credit NPR. A demonstrator holds a placard during a march against racism and police brutality in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Congressional Democrats have released a wide-ranging proposal aimed at overhauling policing Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

June 22, 2020

USA Today: Protest Updates

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Credit NPR. A demonstrator holds a placard during a march against racism and police brutality in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Congressional Democrats have released a wide-ranging proposal aimed at overhauling policing Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

June 20, 2020

Barragán and Waters Ask AG Becerra to Investigate Police Shooting of Andres Guardado

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Credit NPR. A demonstrator holds a placard during a march against racism and police brutality in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Congressional Democrats have released a wide-ranging proposal aimed at overhauling policing Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

June 15, 2020

Rep. Barragán Co-Sponsors the Justice in Policing Act

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June 5, 2020

Barragán Statement on Police Incidents in Lynwood and Compton

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June 3, 2020

Barragán Statement on Police Violence and Protests

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May 22, 2020

Barragán Calls for Congress to Examine Massive COVID19 Outbreaks in Federal Prisons

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