Washington, D.C., December 4, 2019 – Today, Brady endorsed 10 sitting members of Congress, all veterans of the U.S. military, for reelection in 2020.
Brady President Kris Brown stated:
“The men and women who serve in our armed forces understand sacrifice. They understand partnership. And, they understand the responsibility required to own and handle a firearm. The 10 members of Congress, all veterans, who we endorsed today have proven that. In their time in Congress, they have shown all these qualities, working tirelessly on behalf of their constituents and across the aisle to address gun violence in their districts and across our country. They understand that we need common-sense reforms to keep weapons out of the hands of those who cannot responsibly use them and to keep weapons of war out of our communities. It’s why we need to send them back to Washington. We need their perspective. We need their voices. And, we need their leadership.”
Today, Brady endorsed:
Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) – A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq.
Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33) – A U.S. Air Force veteran who currently serves as a Colonel in the Reserves, stationed at Los Angeles Air Force Base.
Rep. Gil Cisneros (CA-39) – A U.S. Navy veteran who was deployed to the Western Pacific and Mediterranean and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, the National Defense Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
Rep. Jason Crow (CO-06) – A U.S. Army Ranger veteran who served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and was awarded a bronze star for his actions during the Battle of Samawah.
Rep. Seth Moulton (MA-06) – A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served four tours of duty in Iraq.
Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) – A U.S. Army veteran.
Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) – A U.S. Navy veteran and H3 Sea King helicopter pilot.
Rep. Max Rose (NY-11) – A U.S. Army veteran who served in the War in Afghanistan who was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart.
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) – A U.S. Air Force veteran.
Rep. Elaine Luria (VA-02) – A U.S. Navy veteran and among the first women, American sailors to spend her entire career on combat ships.
Candidates endorsed today have a proven track record of supporting common-sense gun safety legislation. Given the urgent need for federal action to reform our nation’s gun laws and to reduce gun violence, Brady will continue to issue endorsements for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and state and local offices ahead of the 2020 elections.
Each of these members is on the record supporting commonsense gun safety policies supported by bipartisan majorities of Americans, including voting for H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 and H.R. 1112, Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.
H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 were passed by the 116th Congress in February 2019 and have sat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel’s desk for over 275 days without a vote.
“While we can’t force Senator McConnell to give H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 the votes they deserve in the Senate, what we can do is vote for candidates who will continue to champion these issues in the United States Congress. We need these members’ voices and their leadership in Washington.”
Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.