Dem  GOP    Vote: 610  H RES 607  7-Nov-2017
Yes 233 1
No 182 181
No Vote 17 12
Present 0  

House Committee on Gun Violence
A yes vote was in opposition to floor debate on the proposed gun-violence panel.

The House on Nov. 7, 2017, blocked, 233 for and 182 against, an attempt by Democrats to force floor debate on establishing a Select Committee for Gun Violence Prevention comprised of six Republican and six Democratic members. Then in committee, the measure (H Res 367) would direct the committee to probe the causes of mass shootings, exploring means of keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and the mentally ill and tightening background checks on firearms purchasers, among other topics. The vote occurred two days after a shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that left 26 persons dead and 20 wounded. Had Democrats prevailed on this vote, they would have had an opportunity to bring their legislation to the floor.

Jim McGovern, D-Mass., said: "What will it take? If the deaths of those children in Sandy Hook Elementary School weren't enough for Congress to take action, if the 49 lives lost in Orlando weren't enough, if the 58 lives lost in Las Vegas weren't enough and if the 26 lives lost in Texas on Sunday aren't enough, then nothing may ever be enough for Congress to have the courage to do the right thing."

Opponents of taking up the resolution did not speak on the issue.

A yes vote was in opposition to floor debate on the proposed gun-violence panel.
   Display Votes    
Virginia Tally
Wittman (R-1)   Yea Montross, VA  
Taylor (R-2)   Yea Virginia Beach, VA  
Scott (VA) (D-3 )   Nay Newport News, VA  
McEachin (D-4)   Nay Richmond, VA  
Garrett (R-5 )   Not Voting Buckingham County, VA  
Goodlatte (R-6 )   Yea Roanoke, VA  
Brat (R-7)   Yea Glen Allen, VA  
Beyer (D-8 )   Nay Alexandria, VA  
Griffith (R-9 )   Yea Salem, VA  
Comstock (R-10 )   Yea McLean, VA  
Connolly (D-11 )   Nay Mantua, VA