Congress should be working to reduce crime by keeping dangerous weapons off our nation’s streets and ensuring that criminals pay their debts to society. I have been an outspoken advocate for strong gun control laws during my tenure in Congress. Additionally, I introduced legislation, "The Debbie Smith Act," that was signed into law to ensure that DNA evidence is processed in a timely manner so that rapists are put behind bars.
07/28/2011 - H.R. 2688, Runaway Reporting Improvement Act of 2011 [112th Congress]
07/15/2011 - H.R. 2554, Stop Gun Trafficking and Strengthen Law Enforcement Act of 2011 [112th Congress]
04/13/2011 - H.R.1523, SAFER Act of 2011 [112th Congress]
09/10/01 - H.R.2874, Debbie Smith Act [107th Congress]