Diaz-Balart Joins House Colleagues in Supporting STOP School Violence Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 407-10 to approve H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act. Diaz-Balart is a co-sponsor of this legislation.
“Today, the House voted in a strongly bipartisan manner to take concrete steps towards protecting our children in the classroom. The STOP School Violence Act provides students, school personnel, and local law enforcement with resources to prevent violence and identify threats. With proper training and updated security technology, we can allow our children and those who teach and protect them to feel comfortable and give them the voice to speak up when they are concerned about another student. I thank Congressmen Rutherford and Deutch for their leadership on this issue, and look forward to considering other legislation to provide school safety, including Congresswoman Granger’s Securing Children in Schools Act.”
Diaz-Balart is also an original co-sponsor of H.R. 5315, the Securing Children in Schools Act, which would provide federal grant money to local school districts that want to install metal detectors.