Bill for Active Shooter Alert System Fails in House

Bill for Active Shooter Alert System Fails in House

Pelosi’s Vote FAILS – Lawmakers Smack It Down!

(WatchDogReport.org) – The US House of Representatives failed to pass a bill that would create a network to help facilitate the needs of communities in active shooter situations. Proposed provisions would create a federal office to help first responders and residents get fast, accurate information when there’s an active shooter situation affecting them.

The Active Shooter Alert Act of 2022 had overwhelming support from Democrats along with 44 Republicans, but still failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed to pass. Under a motion to suspend the rules to pass a bill, which was the case here, the supermajority requirement kicks in. A motion to suspend the rules requires no second motion and advances a bill to the floor for an immediate vote without amendments.

The bill, originally introduced in February by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), was likely advanced after the shooting tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, that took the lives of 21 people plus the shooter.

In a statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blamed Republicans for not caring about their communities. Using strong language, Pelosi accused her GOP counterparts of denying life-saving information. House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) voted against the bill without comment.

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