The Week In Congress: Red Flags and Background Checks, Keeping Troops In Afghanistan, and the Budget
First up we cover bipartisan support for red-flag laws, which allow judges to remove guns from individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others. Then, we discuss partisan tension around expanded background check bill HB-8—pressures are high from democrats to pass the bill in the senate, but pressure from the White House not to pass the bill may be higher.
Next, we talk about why Senator Lindsey Graham wants to keep troops in Afghanistan while President Trump is eager to get them out.
Lastly, we cover rescission bills and how they can undermine Congress’s most fundamental constitutional power: the power of the purse.