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Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Washington Post (DC) | Aaron C. Davis

Two high-profile Republicans in Congress, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio), have introduced legislation that would undo the District’s gun laws, which are among the strictest in the nation.

If embraced by Republican leaders of the House and Senate, the legislation could force a Second Amendment showdown with President Obama just two years after he failed an attempt to win stricter gun control laws nationwide.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | CBS Miami

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida introduced a new bill that would ban local elected officials from enacting gun-control laws.

The bill introduced Thursday by Rubio would essentially leave the District of Columbia governed only by federal gun laws.

Rubio says in a statement that District leaders have infringed on residents’ second-amendment rights and left them “vulnerable to criminals.” The city requires that handguns be registered, and residents must show a reason for obtaining a concealed-carry permit.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Associated Press News Service (AP)

A likely Republican presidential candidate has introduced a bill that would ban local elected officials in the nation’s capital from enacting gun-control laws.

The bill introduced Thursday by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida would essentially leave the District of Columbia governed only by federal gun laws.

Rubio says in a statement that District leaders have infringed on residents’ second-amendment rights and left them “vulnerable to criminals.” The city requires that handguns be registered, and residents must show a reason for obtaining a concealed-carry permit.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Roll Call (DC) | Bridget Bowman

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio introduced a bill Thursday aimed at loosening the District of Columbia’s gun laws.

The Republican lawmakers’ bill, titled the Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2015, states that D.C. “remains one of the most dangerous large cities in the United States.” The text states that D.C.’s regulations prevent citizens from protecting themselves against violent crime.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | DCist.com | Matt Cohen

Because he's probably running for President and he can, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) is messing with D.C.'s gun laws. Under a bill he introduced with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), all of D.C.'s gun laws would not only be undone, but local legislators would be restricted in their ability to pass any future laws restricting gun ownership.

Friday, March 20, 2015 | Washington Post (DC) | Perry Stein

Earlier this week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who seems to be glistening his resume for a potential presidential run, introduced a measure in Congress that would overturn two D.C. laws: one that prevents employers from discriminating against workers who use birth control or seek an abortion and another that repeals a congressional law that exempts religious educational institutions from the city’s anti-gay discrimination law.

Friday, March 20, 2015 | Roll Call (DC) | Bridget Bowman

Influential Catholic leaders sent a letter to senators Friday urging them to support Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and James Lankford of Oklahoma’s effort to block two D.C. bills.

This week Cruz introduced two joint resolutions of disapproval, with Lankford as a co-sponsor, aimed at striking down the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act and the Human Rights Amendment Act, which the D.C. government approved in January. The senators say the bills violate religious freedom, and the Catholic leaders agree.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | DCist.com | Rachel Sadon

Sen. Ted "passionate fighter for limited government" Cruz, has taken it upon himself to defend the District's right to pass its own laws and govern as we see fit ... yeah, not quite.

Actually, Cruz (R-TX) introduced measures Wednesday to strike down two laws passed and signed by the city's elected leaders. Claiming D.C.'s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act of 2014 and Human Rights Amendment Act of 2014 violate religious freedom, he's seeking to overturn them through disapproval resolutions.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Newsmax.com | Elliot Jager

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and James Lankford of Oklahoma have introduced a resolution to overturn two laws pertaining to abortion and gay rights passed by the Washington, D.C., council and signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser, The Washington Post  reported. 

The lawmakers said the local laws violate religious freedom.

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