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Balint joins gun safety task force

Vermont Congresswoman Becca Balint
U.S. House of Representatives
Vermont Congresswoman Becca Balint

Vermont Representative Becca Balint has joined the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.

The task force is comprised of 169 Democratic congressional members and is chaired by Mike Thompson of California.

It was formed after the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting to find ways to reduce gun violence and helped secure passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.

Balint, a Democrat, notes that she helped pass gun safety laws as a state lawmaker in Vermont and she looks “forward to working alongside anyone who is willing to act to save lives.”