Pansing Brooks Attack Flood Votes Against Active Shooting Scare Bill | Regional government

It didn’t take long for Rep. Mike Flood’s House of Representatives voting record to be seized as ammunition for Senator Patty Pansing Brooks in her impending bid to unseat the newly elected congressman from Nebraska.

A day after being sworn in as Congressman from Nebraska’s 1st District, Flood “ignored the advice of law enforcement and voted against a bill to help people stay safe during a shooting. active,” said Pansing Brooks.

Flood joined most of his fellow Republicans in voting against a bill to help state and local governments implement a warning system during active fire situations.

The system would be similar to Amber Alert announcements when a child is abducted.






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“In this epidemic of mass shootings, it’s unimaginable that anyone would oppose legislation to alert people to an active shooter in their neighborhood,” said Pansing Brooks, the Democratic candidate in the upcoming Nov. 8 general election.

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The House passed the bill on a vote of 260 to 169, with 43 Republicans backing the measure.







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“Rather than address the underlying issues that led to these terrible tragedies, Democrats would rather convince the public that guns are the problem,” Flood said. “That is the real intention of this legislation.”

Flood said the proposal is redundant since an emergency alert system already exists and includes alerts for active shooters.

Rep. Don Bacon, a Republican congressman from Nebraska’s 2nd District, voted to enact it. Rep. Adrian Smith, a GOP congressman from the 3rd district, voted no.

Flood defeated Pansing Brooks in a special election on June 28 to determine who would serve the remaining six months of former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s term. Fortenberry resigned from his seat following his conviction for lying to federal officials about an illegal foreign contribution to his 2016 re-election campaign.

After winning the primary election in May, Flood and Pansing Brooks will meet in a rematch in the Nov. 8 general election to determine who will serve the next two-year term beginning in January.

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