Colorado’s newest congresswoman to co-chair 2nd Amendment Caucus in Congress
WASHINGTON (KKTV) - Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is declaring her first congressional victory after H. Res. 8, Rules of the House Representatives for the 117th Congress was passed by the U.S. House on Monday.
According to a release from Rep. Boebert’s office, members of congress will continue to be allowed to have firearms within the U.S. Capitol Complex as a result of U.S. Capitol Police Board’s regulations and 40 U.S.C. § 5104. On Dec. 15, a group of 21 Democratic members of congress requested the rules be changed so that lawmakers are held to the same standard as the general public when it comes to firearm safety rules while on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Complex. Soon after that letter from the Democratic lawmakers was issued, then Congresswoman-Elect Boebert wrote a letter signed by 83 members and member-elects of congress slamming the proposal.
The new rules for the U.S. House didn’t have anything about changing the current firearm policy. Under the current rules, lawmakers are allowed to have guns stored in their offices as long as they are transported safely and unloaded.
Click here to read the whole letter sent by Rep. Boebert.
Rep. Boebert was sworn into Congress on Sunday, she replaces Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado for U.S. House District 3.
“I am proud to take the oath of office to represent and serve the great people of Colorado’s Third Congressional District,” Rep. Boebert said according to a release from her office. “Since the election, my team and I have assembled a powerhouse staff, established offices throughout the District, and positioned my office to hit the ground running on day one. I am going to work extremely hard to get the job done in a way that makes everyone proud in rural Colorado of their new Representative and more importantly, delivers results. Let’s get to work.”
In the 117th Congress, the Congresswoman-Elect will Co-Chair the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus with U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie.
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