WATCH/UPDATE: Sen. Heinrich cited for working over weekend to craft new anti-terrorist gun access bill
New Mexico’s Senator Martin Heinrich got a big shout out today from Senate leaders announcing a new Senate gun violence prevention bill expected to be voted on later this week.
Sen. Susan Collins (D-Maine), the chief sponsor of the new bill restricting access to guns for terrorists, made a point to call out Heinrich in announcing the new bill. “Sen. Heinrich worked so hard on this bill. He and I must have exchanged at least 30 phone calls and text messages on this over the weekend,” she said.
Heinrich called the gun violence debate as feeling like “groundhog day” in Congress.
See Heinrich’s statement from this morning’s press conference here (Heinrich at about 25:35)