IN THE STATES: Republicans Choose Gun Lobby Over Children

In the states this week, just days after a gunman murdered 21 people in Texas, including 19 children, Republicans across the country are making clear that when it comes to our children or the gun lobby, they’ll pick the gun lobby every time. Whether it’s Donald Trump and Republican leaders speaking at an NRA meeting this weekend or GOP members of Congress taking millions from the NRA and blocking life-saving gun safety measures, the Republican Party has made clear where they stand – and Democrats are calling them out for it.

Here are some local headlines from across the country on the GOP siding with the gun lobby over children: 

This week, the first flights from President Biden’s Operation Fly Formula transported formula from Europe to speed up the import of infant formula and start getting more formula to stores as soon as possible. 

And yet again, local headlines continue to show the impact Democrats’ American Rescue Plan is having in communities – from helping to increase internet access, to making housing more affordable, to getting more cops on the beat, and more. And just so you don’t forget, every congressional Republican voted against making all of these local programs possible.