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Democrats celebrate new Congress, push for action on guns

Democrats celebrate new Congress, push for action on guns

It was mostly a time for celebration and sentiment on Monday as four members of South Florida held a ceremonial swearing in to mark their new terms in Congress. But there were also some somber moments and serious policy as participants marked the one-month anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, said curbing gun violence is one of the top issues they hope to tackle. Along with U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, they said they think there is a chance the Republican-controlled House will take up legislation on the issue. Deutch condemned what he said was the typical reaction that "too many...

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