Ending violence by prioritizing mental health, school safety

One year ago, a small, rural community of about 15,000 people experienced the deadliest school shooting in Texas history. As Uvalde mourns the loss of 19 children and two teachers, we are called to address the mass shootings that have plagued our nation.

As a father of six children, I feel deeply for the survivors who lost loved ones on May 24, 2022. As a 20-year U.S. Navy veteran, I shudder to think of the war zone that erupted at Robb Elementary School. As the congressional representative for Uvalde, San Antonio and El Paso, I take seriously my obligation to put an end to this violence — and I’m leading the fight in Washington, D.C., to do that.

COMMENTARY: After trauma, hope is necessary for healing

While our political climate has become more divisive, the love of our children unites us. Following the tragedy in Uvalde, I joined Republicans and

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