Gun Prevention Task Force Vice Chair Applauds Senators on Common Sense Compromise

Apr 10, 2013, 11:22 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Vice Chair of the House Gun Prevention Task Force, releases the following statement on the successful agreement reached in the Senate on background checks.

"Today, principle has risen above politics. The unwavering commitment of Senators Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin to work in a bi-partisan partnership to extend background checks is good for all America. Their work ensures a first step in making certain that guns don't fall into the hands of those who shouldn't have them. With 86 percent of Americans supporting expanded background checks, a vote in the Senate means the voice of the people is being heard."

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah