BOWIE, MD -- Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) has been awarded the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction for his reelection to Congress. Moms Demand Action is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, and is the nation’s largest grassroots volunteer network working to end gun violence in America.
"Communities throughout the Fifth District, and around the nation, experience preventable gun violence every day," said Congressman Hoyer. "My own District has experienced senseless gun violence, including the shooting at Great Mills High School in 2018 that resulted in the tragic death of student Jaelynn Willey. We must do more to keep our communities safe, and that's why I've been proud to help lead the effort to enact common sense gun reforms in Congress, including bringing H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, to the House Floor for a vote. I appreciate receiving the Gun Sense Candidate distinction from Moms Demand Action, and I will continue to work tirelessly in Congress to bring about real change on this issue."
"Congressman Hoyer is an outstanding advocate for gun violence prevention, and we are grateful for his dedication to reducing gun violence," said Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action. "Congressman Hoyer has been a key ally in the House to pass legislation that would make families in Maryland and around the nation safer. I know that Congressman Hoyer will continue to be a leader in the effort to enact real reforms to protect our students and families."