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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

House Democrats Gather At U.S. Capitol For One Month Anniversary Of Orlando Shooting

Jul 13, 2016
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Congressional Democrats taking to the Steps of the Capitol Building to mark the one month anniversary of the Orlando nightclub massacre.

The Memorial featuring members of the LGBT Equality Caucus, including South Florida Representatives Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Frederica Wilson.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaking at the event, which was streamed on Facebook Live, calling for tighter gun control laws in order to stop mass violence. 

"85 percent of the American people, gun owners, republicans, democrats, independents...NRA members, support expanding background checks," Pelosi said. 

Pictures of the 49 victims were held up, and each of their names was read at the ceremony. 

Democrats are pushing for the legislation before a seven-week congressional recess starts this weekend.