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CQ on Congress

Aug 30, 2019

Update Note: After this podcast was recorded and posted, the House Judiciary Committee announced that it was postponing its markup to the week of Sept. 9 due to Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to hit Florida. Five of the panel members represent districts in the state.

The House Judiciary Committee is expected returning early from Congress's summer break next week to mark up gun-safety legislation. Will any House bills pressure Senate Republicans to respond to recent mass shootings? At a time when a majority of the country supports enhanced background checks and other measures to curb gun violence, House Democrats hope so. CQ Roll Call reporter Lindsey McPherson explains what to expect. And Clark Merrefield of Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy discusses the research on the effectiveness of the state "red flag" laws that President Trump has endorsed.