House Democrats Seek to Add ‘No Fly, No Buy’ to Spending Bill
Lowey will offer amendment in Homeland Security appropriations markup
New York Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey offered a provision barring suspected terrorists from buying handguns as an amendment to the Homeland Security appropriations bill being marked up Wednesday.
Frustrated that House Republicans are refusing to take up gun control legislation in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting that left 49 people dead, the Appropriations ranking member introduced an amendment that would affect individuals on all government watch lists.
A similar amendment was rejected in the Senate on Monday, prompting senators to begin working on a more limited measure , which would restrict purchases for those on two of the smaller watch lists.
Lowey’s office has offered versions of this amendment five times in previous years dating back to 2011, and has consistently been voted down by the majority.
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