The House of Representatives on Wednesday is expected to debate a bill that would invest $50 million a year to help education and law enforcement officials reduce the chances of gun violence at schools.
The White House announced Sunday that Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosAmerican women will decide who wins and loses in 2018 elections Trump, Pence to address CPAC this week House Dems call for first Education Committee hearing on school shootings since Sandy Hook MORE would lead a federal commission to determine how best to address gun violence in schools.
He supported closing the loophole that exempts purchasers of guns bought at gun shows and on the internet from federal background checks.
Trump ignored their outstretched hand on universal background checks and started talking more about arming teachers.
DeVos characterized the administration's efforts as "a pragmatic plan to dramatically increase school safety".
"To the extent she's still taking money and she's still in the West Wing, she has numerous same issues", said Stephen Spaulding, chief of strategy at Common Cause, a nonpartisan group that has examined Donald Trump's conflicts of interest. "Shame on you, Mr. President", Feinstein said in a statement.
Trump was moved by the Florida school shooting and convened a series of listening sessions in the weeks after the massacre. This follows reports that calls came into the Federal Bureau of Investigation tip line warning about 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz, prior to his shooting and killing 17 people last month at a high school in Parkland, Florida. "They have less power over me". "He talked a really big game about what he would be supportive of, so it's disappointing to see the proposal that he put forward falls way short of what parents in my community are expecting us to do". "There is now going to be a real conversation about how we make our schools safe".More news: Trump Says US to Quit Iran Deal if Significant Changes Not Made
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What the proposal doesn't give is support for raising the age limit to purchase certain firearms, something President Donald Trump earlier indicated he was in favor of. Instead he would be doing what on February 28 he had accused congressional Republicans of doing: caving in to the National Rifle Association. The NRA on Friday sued Florida over a new gun law signed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott that bans the purchase of firearms by anyone under the age of 21.
The Justice Department will also provide an unspecified amount of grants to states that want to train teachers to carry guns in school.
"You're afraid of the NRA."The White House did not immediately say how much money would be made available.
Other proposals include additional funding for the nation's faltering mental health infrastructure, and a full review of the FBI's tip line.
Trump Sunday unveiled long-awaited policy plans supposedly created to combat the plague of mass shootings in American schools.
The president on Monday also repeated his criticism of keeping guns out of schools, tweeting: "If schools are mandated to be gun free zones, violence and danger are given an open invitation to enter".
And in that meeting, Trump demanded aggressive tools to repossess the guns of those who might be risky: "Take the guns first, go through due process second".
With just a couple of narrow exceptions - the most notable being trade barriers - every policy that this White House has produced has adhered strictly to conservative dogma, no matter what the president might or might not have said. She said the president wanted to expedite the court process, not circumvent it. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., to strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS.