WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) released the following statement on the tragic school shooting in Texas:

“My prayers are with the victims of the tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas, their families, and the courageous first responders. It is outrageous that there has been another school shooting in America with absolutely no effort from congressional leadership to pass any gun safety measures. Democrats have proposed numerous common-sense gun safety bills that would help make our children safer, but Republican leadership refuses to bring these bills to the House floor for a vote. Congressional leadership needs to allow us to vote and protect our kids.”