Bonamici praises passage of gun check bill
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici has praised House approval of a bill requiring criminal background checks for almost all firearms sales and transfers.
The 240-190 vote Wednesday (Feb. 27) sent HR 8 to an uncertain fate in the Senate, which has a Republican majority. But the bill was recognized as the first major legislation on gun violence prevention to pass either chamber in more than two decades.
Bonamici and three other Oregon Democrats cosponsored and voted for it; Rep. Greg Walden, the lone Republican in the delegation, voted against it. Of the 240 yes votes, eight came from Republicans; of the 190 votes against it, two came from Democrats.