June 9, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • The House voted nearly along party lines to pass the Protecting Our Kids Act, a package of bills that seek to tighten gun restrictions. Among the provisions are raising the minimum age to purchase a semi-automatic weapon from 18 to 21 and banning civilians from using high-capacity magazines. The bill passed 223 to 204, with a handful of GOP representatives supporting the measure. However, it stands no chance in the evenly divided Senate, where solid Republican opposition means it cannot draw the 60 votes needed to break through a filibuster and move forward. (Articles here, here, here, here, here, and here)