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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending 09/08/19. This is our last recess report before we get back to normal business, as our MoCs are returning to Washington today.
#MoCTrack 1/24
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If you’d like a reminder of where things left off when our MoCs left for recess, check out the Trump Tracker numbers, courtesy of the find folks at @538Politics. It gauges how much your MoC votes in line with the Trump Admin's agenda.
#MoCTrack 2/24
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@538politics The rest of this report is a bit different than our normal offering.

We’ve pulled together info on official website statements, public appearances, town halls, tweets and quotes that each of our 20 MoCs made over the recess.
#MoCTrack 3/24
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Guys in my mentions arguing that #NotAllMen are the perpetrators of #GunViolence, sorry, but you are.
It is a predominantly male crime and you kill each other most often.
Don't fight me on the stats, do something to stop the violence.
lawcenter.giffords.org/facts/gun-viol…
Guns are used in more than 70% of all homicides.
For every person killed in a gun homicide, six more are injured in a gun assault.
Gun homicides are on the rise, up 30% from 2014 to 2017.
Access to a gun doubles the risk of homicide.
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On average, fewer people die from gun violence in states with strong gun laws and more people die in states with weak gun laws.

The US gun homicide rate is 25 times that of other high-income countries
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#BREAKING ACTIVE SHOOTER/S driving around shopping centers near Odessa/Midland, West Texas—shooting at people from pickup truck and/or hijacked US mail truck. One dead, at least 20 shot, police tell @CNN.
#GunViolence #GunControl
#BREAKING ACTIVE SHOOTER SHOT AND KILLED in Odessa, Texas #MassShooting. Midland police confirm 20 injured, not all of gunshot wounds.

Mayor tells @CNN that the gunman was pulled over by an officer whom he shot (not life-threatening), and then went on a driving/shooting rampage.
UPDATE: 5 DEAD, 21 injured. One gunman killed, a white male in mid-30s, per Odessa, Texas police dept. Police among those injured in #MassShooting. Just weeks after El Paso massacre.
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I don't think most people understand the dailiness of #gunviolence in America. This incident happened within less than a mile of our house. There have been three men shot to death in front of our house in the past 4yrs as I've recorded in real time on here. That's madness.
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The good news about the #PhillyShooting is no one was killed. Women and kids were extricated safely. The 6 cops had minor gunshots wounds, the hostages were safely extricated and the shooter was unharmed. That's all amazing. But the shooter fired hundreds of rounds over 8hrs.
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This is another story of civilians with arsenals of weapons. That should be illegal. The cop who was shot in the head missed death by a literal inch. He has two small kids. In the #ElPasoShooting and #DaytonShooting more than a dozen kids were left motherless, some newborns.
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‘What are we working for? Our children, our children, our children!’ Rep. Nancy Pelosi #ILDemDay #bluewave2020
‘A mainstream agenda can be a progressive agenda’ says Rep Pelosi ‘I’m here to catch the spark from IL Democrats.’
Pelosi speaks about the focus of House is ‘For the People’ ‘we need to invest in building our #Democracy. ‘‘Save us from enemies foreign and domestic.’ #ILDemDay #democrats @ILDCCA
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Since the 1996 Dickey Amendment, the CDC has been forbidden to research the public health epidemic of #GunViolence in the United States. Lucky for you, I don’t work for the CDC but am a scientist who recently spent some time gathering evidence from publicly available information.
Listen: one of the coolest things about the United States is that it serves as a natural experiment. We can look at all of the differences among our states to ask and answer meaningful questions.
What every American should be asking themselves right now is this: what is the evidence that guns are not the problem, that good people with guns stop bad people with guns, or that gun control doesn’t work?
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As an American, as a Texan, as a person of mixed race with an Hispanic family, and as a scientist, I turned my anger and sadness from these weekend’s mass shootings into an opportunity to take a closer look into the public health epidemic of #GunViolence in the United States.
A diverse melting pot of people and ideas, our country sets the stage for a natural experiment across state lines in which we can use the variation across states to actually test ideas and hypotheses, including the effects of guns and gun laws on gun violence.
Common assertions are that guns do not cause violence, people do; the way to stop bad people with guns is good people with guns; and strict gun laws are ineffective at stopping gun violence because people will find a way to get them.
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#DaytonOhioShooting by Connor D. Betts?

#Shooter DIED 5 YEARS AGO.🤔

Same age, same guy pictured, same sister Megan.
‘Connor Betts’ 2014 Obitiatry Stirs #Dayton OH Mass #Shooting Fal_e F_ag Rumors On Social Media #QAnon #MAGA #GunControlNow #DaytonStrong thecount.com/2019/08/04/con…
How convenient!

#Dayton Shooter's Obituary (from 5 YEARS AGO) has been DELETED.

They're SCRUBBING the web in SLOPPY attempt to hide their MANUFACTURED crisis.

TOO LATE! #DaytonOhioShooting is #FakeNews. #GunControlNow BS FF

Save/archive EVERYTHING incriminating u find!
#QAnon
#DaytonOhioShooting FRAUDSTERS have successfully wiped the 5-YEAR-OLD obituaries of the #Shooter from source sites, but not before MANY people got screen-grabs.

#GunControlNow advocates are in HIGH PLACES & perpetrate MASSIVE hoaxes on the public. #Resist #FakeNews #Shootings
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1/ Gun violence and visual censorship: a running thread.
2/ Remember that rare/unusual shot from Va Beach? Or this frame from Christchurch in New Zealand? Once again this weekend, horrific acts of #gunviolence on American soil. But between police and media, the scenes are completely sanitized. While carnage reigns, we see no blood.
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Trump wants to tie gun reform to immigration.

His immigration hate speeches are the main motive of the shooter. WTF
The only tie between #GunReform and immigration is that our guns and bullets immigrate south to fuel violence and create refugees.

I can’t say what I want to say.
3/. Oh, video games are the problem.
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The following is a list of things Republicans have blamed for #GunViolence. Yes, really.

The problem isn't mental health.
The problem isn't video games.
The problem isn't Ritalin.
The problem isn't unarmed teachers.
The problem isn't too many entrances at schools.
The problem isn't sin.
The problem isn't Godlessness.
The problem isn't gun-free zones.
The problem isn't violence in the media.
The problem isn't violent movies.
The problem isn't Democrats.
The problem isn't junk food.
The problem isn't drugs.
The problem isn't unhealthy diets.
The problem isn't progressive culture.
The problem isn't bullying.
The problem isn't sexual frustration.
The problem isn't bad parenting.
The problem isn't identity confusion.
The problem isn't trench coats.
The problem isn't backpacks.

If you were to cure schizophrenia,
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👀👀 #AntifaTerrorists 6 days apart the shootings in #GilroyGarlicFestival & #ElPasoShooting
#TerroristsAttacks
and to add more butter This kid changed his party affiliation right around #FakeNews push #QAnon a Terrorist
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OMG. @realDonaldTrump @SenTedCruz
GUYS. THE D'S ARE ATTACKING US NONE STOP.
#QAnon WHERE ARE YOU? POST. 5 DAYS AGO.
Report: Far-Left Groups Plan ‘Siege’ On El Paso, Texas, To Push ‘Border Resistance’

dailycaller.com/2019/07/30/rep…
@realDonaldTrump @SenTedCruz RELATIONS TO CONGRESSWOMAN SUSAN DAVIS 53RD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA!!
WAKE UP!! IT WAS A SET UP BY THE DEMS!!
SO I WAS RIGHT THE WHOLE TIME IN MY GUESSING!!
BAM BAM BAM

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Dav…
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Atlanta Journal Constitution is doing best job reporting on the #ElPaso #shooting

They reported on it the day before it happened. 🤔

#ElPasoShooting #ElPasoStrong #GunReformNow #GunViolence #gunsense #Democrats #QAnon #MAGA #Biden2020 #KamalaHarris
Atlanta's Newspaper: #ElPaso #shooting...YESTERDAY!?

Huh.. odd

Search powered by Google on their site does show it as 21 hours ago
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When you get to article it says 6 Hours
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#ElPasoStrong #ElPasoTerroristAttack #QAnon
#Beto's not even able to control his emotions in the
wake of this event.

#ElPaso #Shooting #ElPasoStrong #ElPasoTerroristAttack #GunViolence #gunsense #GunControlNow #QAnon #MAGA #Democrats #Beto2020
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THREAD📌
#ElPasoShooting is now among the most deadly in US history
#LasVegas: 58 dead, 422 wounded
#PulseShooting, Orlando: 50 dead, 53 wounded
#VirginiaTech: 33 dead, 23 wounded
#SandyHook: 28 dead, 2 wounded
#SutherlandSprings: 26 dead, 20 wounded
#Parkland: 17 dead,17 wounded
Since the 2012 #SandyHook shooting there have been a quarter million gun-related deaths in the US with another 750k gun-related injuries.
Those numbers should shock everyone.
They shock the #CDC.

CDC Reports #GunViolence at All Time High
time.com/5479993/gun-de…
I've always maintained that after #SandyHook America said guns mattered more than kids. 20 1st graders were murdered in their classroom & the US didn't pass a single law to stop it from ever happening again.
More than 7k kids have been shot & killed since.
newsweek.com/gun-violence-c…
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.@PeteButtigieg's quotes from the debate, a long thread. Divided into differently lengthened segments for your reading delight. #DemDebates #DemDebate2 #TeamPete
"I'm running for president because our country is running out of time. It is even bigger than the emergency of the Trump presidency. Ask yourself how somebody like Donald Trump ever gets within cheating distance of the Oval Office in the first place. 1/5
"It doesn't happen unless America is already in a crisis -- an economy that's not working for everyone, endless war, climate change. We have lived this in my industrial Midwestern hometown. My generation has lived this as long as we have been alive. 2/5
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#gunviolence is an epidemic in the United States.

What caught our attention yesterday: the utterly horrifying #GilroyGarlicFestivalshooting . Details still emerging.

-----But there was more-------
Also this weekend, less heralded: Brooklyn festival shooting, in which at least 11 people were hurt. As many as at Gilroy. cnn.com/2019/07/28/us/…
And a shooting where a music video was being produced in Philly: 6abc.com/police-1-dead-…
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Coming up at 9:00 PM, Live Tweeting #DemDebates for @ShipUSlate Everything will be on this thread...
So before the debate gets started... lets do this what is one question you want answered in these debates? #DemDebates
DNC Chair @TomPerez Speaking right now before the Debate... firing up the Crowd #DemDebates... also I think the @ShipUSlate Should send me to the next Debates!
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First, my heart and prayers go out to the most recent victims of this madness that’s happening at our work places and schools.
The ironic part about all of this to me is back when I lived a street life and had to “hustle and grind” to make groceries,
I’d leave the house wondering if this would be the last time I’d see my mom and grandma, knowing that the odds of me making it back home alive were against me. #VirginiaBeachShooting #virginiabeach #VirginiaBeachStrong #GunControlNow #GUNviolence
They would all tell me that if I wanted to beat the odds and skew the stats I’d have to go back to school, get a job, and square up. It seemed I was constantly being told that I was going to lose my life out there in them streets. Well, guess what? #VirginiaBeachShooting
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PERSONAL THREAD: ON #PTSD AND #GUNS

We've seen a number of suicides among survivors of school shootings. Tragedy compounding tragedy. And I wanted to talk about one of the least covered reverberations of #gunviolence: the pain, fear, and anguish that last long past the shooting.
From the age of ten into my late teens, I lived in (or near) an active war zone in Lebanon. That was 4 decades ago. To this day, I wake up with severe night frights, reliving gun battles and experiencing a visceral fear that can't be expressed in words.
Over the years, the intense emotions have subsided, but knowing how scary PTSD can be, I just want to express compassion for those who are going through it, particularly the children and families who have survived mass shootings.

#GunReformNow
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#BillionDollarLoser #TrumpTaxes #TrumpIsAFraud #Trump #TheResistance #BiggestLoserTrump #ImpeachTrump #QAnon #MAGA #WWG1WGA
Decade in the Red | Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1B in Business Losses: May 7, 2019

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#BillionDollarLoser #TrumpTaxes #TrumpIsAFraud #Trump #TheResistance #BiggestLoserTrump #ImpeachTrump #QAnon #MAGA #WWG1WGA
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I've been hearing a lot of resignation in people's voices and tweets, in the face of the latest tragedy at #PowaySynagogueShooting. People are giving up hope that we can ever bend the curve on our #gunviolence epidemic.

--This thread is dedicated to destroying that despair.—
6 years ago, we watched those babies walk out of #SandyHook - & were torn apart, as a nation, by the memory of those who didn't make it.

Many of us had been told that we "couldn't" talk about guns.

But after Sandy Hook, many of us said "no more; we will not be silent."
A few bravely started talking and writing about why #gunviolence was a #publichealth issue. Those few, turned into a wave. The groundwork was slowly laid.
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𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 | 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗶𝗳𝗹𝗲 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

It's time for gun sense in America.
A new, huge review of gun research has bad news for the NRA

bit.ly/2VvxGu8 via @voxdotcom
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