The House will hold a final vote Wednesday on a bill to prevent gun violence in schools, with Republican leaders of the GOP-controlled chamber expressing optimism about the bipartisan measure passing, but making clear they have no plans to impose any gun bans.
Ryan also argued that the House has already passed legislation to help local law enforcement and others put information into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which flags potentially dangerous gun buyers.
He and other Washington Republicans have also argued since the massacre that a major focus should be on law enforcement lapses that allowed it to happen and to prevent anything similar in the future.
The House votes Wednesday on the STOP School Violence Act, which if passed will offer $50 million annually to states to help train students, teachers and law enforcement to prevent violence and suicides in schools.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said the bill has “large bipartisan” support.