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THE BRONX, NY and WESTCHESTER, NY — Congressman Eliot Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, shares his thoughts and perspectives on many concerns that speak to international concerns. He recently led a debate that culminated in passage by the House of Representatives that does not permit POTUS to use military force unless authorized by Congress. Specifically it prevents the president using funds to attack Iran absent congressional authorization. We learn the catalyst of events that brought this legislative push back.
We also learn of Congressman Engel’s proposal that defies President Trump’s intent to slash the diplomacy and development budget in Fiscal Year 2021. We learn of POTUS’ budget proposals, and how they would be deleterious to America’s standing on the international stage.
On the 2nd anniversary of the Parkland shooting at which 17 innocent lives were killed, Congressman Engel, member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force said, “It has been 2 years since the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, where 17 innocent lives were lost”. It is “one of my top priorities to enact stricter gun laws. That is why I supported both H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act. Representative Engel explains how both these passed legislative measures would save lives yet continue to languish in the U.S. Senate.
Congressman Engel emphasises that, “I have also introduced my own legislation to combat our nation’s gun violence crisis, including H.R. 4691, the Safe Gun Storage Act, which I authored with my colleague Congresswoman Jayapal to implement safety standards on all gun locks and safes. Additionally, I have introduced H.R. 952, the Armor-Piercing Bullets Act, legislation to restrict the sale of the M855 NATO 5.56 ‘green tip’ armor-piercing round, which can fit into new, high-tech pistols. There is no reason for these types of bullets to be on the market and must be taken off the shelves. I have also introduced H.R. 2670, the PLEA Act, which would ban armor-piercing handguns, particularly the FN Herstal Five-seveN, the firearm used during the Foot Hood Shooting over a decade ago.
We learn what the sticking points are and what, if anything can ameliorate the schisms between the House and the Senate.
Thereafter Yonkers Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large Hezi Aris speaks to the latest hyperlocal, county, state, national, and international news with commensurate analysis. The broadcast concludes at 12Noon.