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DeLauro Statement on Trump Administration School Safety Commission Report

December 18, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (December 18, 2018) – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement after the Trump Administration’s Federal Commission on School Safety released its final report.

“This report is nothing but a bait and switch from President Trump and Secretary DeVos. After the terrible tragedy of the Parkland shooting, the President promised a roomful of students and an anxious nation that he would take action to reduce gun violence in our schools. Instead, his commission—chaired by Secretary DeVos—sidesteps the issue of guns, fails to advance real solutions to keep our students safe, blames the media, and serves as a Trojan horse for rollbacks that would hurt students.”

“The hypocrisy of the commission’s report is egregious. Secretary DeVos used public dollars to conduct a sham review of solutions to gun violence, while Republicans strenuously fight to block the federal government from doing real research into this issue. The epidemic of gun violence—which has hurt or killed thousands of American children—is a public health crisis that demands serious investigation. Our nation’s children and their families deserve action, not empty rhetoric as the Trump administration gives another gift to the gun lobby.”