SENATE DEMOCRATS WEEK IN REVIEW

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Jun 21 · 2 min read

This week, Senate Democrats tackled a variety of issues critical to preserving American democracy: election security, clean energy, and gun violence prevention.

Stand Up for Election Security

The Trump Administration’s Dirty Power Scam

On Wednesday, the Trump administration finalized its plan to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and replace it with the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule.

Senate Democrats, led by Leader Schumer and Senator Carper, spoke out against the legislation.

Not only is the ACE rule a direct threat to our environment, it is a public health and economic disaster.

We must reject the ACE rule and support a clean energy economy.

Demanding a Senate Vote on Universal Background Checks

As of June 21, it has been 115 days since the House of Representatives passed universal background checks.

Since then, an estimated 11,400 people have been killed by preventable gun violence.

On Thursday, Senators Schumer, Murphy, and Blumenthal joined by Speaker Pelosi, Gabby Giffords, and gun violence advocates, stood outside the United States Capitol to demand that Leader McConnell call a vote on universal background checks.

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