Weekly Wrap Up
The Weekly Rundown
This week, Congressman Correa joined his House colleagues to pass life-saving gun violence prevention laws.
First, the House passed the Protecting Our Kids Act, a comprehensive gun violence prevention package of common-sense policy to reduce mass shootings and other instances of gun violence in America. This bill would raise the purchasing age for semi-automatic weapons from 18 to 21 years old, outlaw high-capacity magazines for civilian use, crack down on gun trafficking and straw purchases to get illegal guns off of our streets, strengthen safe storage requirements to protect children from accidental shootings, ban bump stocks, and subject ghost gun purchases to background check requirements.
The House also passed the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, which allows law enforcement officers, family, and household members of a person to file a petition requesting that a federal court issue an Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) through federal courts. Individuals subject to this order must surrender their firearms and ammunition and are prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms until the order expires, and their firearms are returned once the order expires and they pass a background check.
Catch Us In The News
- OC register | Representative Lou Correa is leading in his race against Chris Gonzales. “I’m honored,” Correa said by phone from Washington, D.C. as initial results posted. “I’m homegrown. I love Orange County, I love my community and I work for them day in and day out.”
- The New York Times | Representative Correa spoke about his frustration with the national gas price spike. “They’re beyond furious — it’s called desperation,” said Representative Lou Correa, a Democrat from Santa Ana, whose district is considered safely Democratic but neighbors more competitive Orange County seats. “I don’t hear anything about the other national issues we’re focusing on in Washington. The thing I hear about is gasoline. What are you going to do to bring down the gas prices?”
- MSNBC | Representative Correa discusses the rise of gas prices, essential goods and steps Congress needs to take to address increasing prices for Americans.
What We’re Reading
- NYT | Ukrainian cities are burning from street to street combat as the war ensues.
- The Hill | What does the Jan. 6th hearing look like for democrats? How will the hearings impact elections and support for involved politicians?
- LA Times | Voters throughout California are becoming increasingly more concerned with crime and homelessness, as both topics are surging throughout the state. “The voters sent a clear message last night: Both parties have to step up and do something about crime, as well as gun violence,” President Biden said Wednesday. It’s time, he added, that states and cities “spend the money they have to deal with crime.”
Next week, Congressman Correa will return to Washington, D.C., as the House examines legislation to combat inflation and help Americans reduce cost.
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