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Ted Deutch

Serving Florida's 22nd District

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Deutch, Brooks, Upton & Dingell Reintroduce Gun Violence Reduction Bill

Washington, DC | May 16, 2019

Today, during National Police Week and Mental Health Awareness Month, U.S. Representatives Susan W. Brooks (R-IN-05), Ted Deutch (D-FL-22), Fred Upton (R-MI-06) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) reintroduced the Jake Laird Act, a bipartisan bill named after an Indianapolis, Indiana, police officer who was shot and killed in 2004 in the line of duty by a man who struggled with mental illness. This bill provides grants to encourage states to adopt laws, similar to Indiana’s 2005 Jake Laird Law, that enable local law enforcement, with probable cause, to temporarily remove and retain firearms from individuals who are determined to be an imminent danger to themselves or others. “Red flag laws save lives and are already working in states across the country, including Indiana and Florida, to prevent d...

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Voting Record

Date Bill Vote
5/17 H.R. 5 Aye
5/17 H.R. 5 No
5/17 Journal Yea
5/16 H.R. 987 Aye
5/16 H.R. 987 No
5/16 H.Amdt. 240 Aye
5/16 H.Amdt. 225 Aye
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