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our hearts and prayers go out to you and all of the families and those who survived. mr. president, i would say to my friend from georgia, hallelujah that you have expressed that heartfelt concern. that your constituents in the state of georgia have been emotionally touched by this whole incident. this terrible incident that we have gone through again in this country. i'm grateful to the comments of the senator from georgia. >> today marks are nearly two weeks since the murder of 17
students and staff in parkland, florida. today also marks the moment we resulted do something about school violence. left and right determined to lay aside their differences and work together to prevent future tragedy. to keep children safe from harm, there is no panacea. it's time to focus on what can be done. solutions on the state level including amounts state of utah can help show us the way forward . working in the realm of the possible, utah state legislators -- when i was in salt lake last week i learned firsthand about
the safe utah smart phone at. and tip line is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention. and confidential tip program. licensed clinicians from the university at the university of health respond to incoming chats, text and calls 24/7 are for crisisupporting council, suicide prevention, and referral services. in safe utah program collaboration with the university neuropsychiatric institute, the utah state office of education and the utah office of the attorney general and utah
anti-bullying coalition is a testament to what can be done when mental health education and law enforcement agencies work together to prevent student violence. not only is the app innovative, it works. since the app was unveiled in 2016, 86 planned school attacks have been stopped. ped in a, stop relatively small state. hundreds of heartbreaks spared. thousands of families across the .tate imagine if these technologies were available to students across the country. we can get help for those in need it and in the process saved
countless lives. later this week i will introduce -- the stop school violence act. department of justice grants available to states to fund programs designed to reduce school violence. the stop school violence act will fund four initiatives. it will provide grant funding for evidence-based training to prevent student violence against others and self including training for local law .nforcement officers training designed to give students and teachers the andledge to recognize properly respond to warning signs or signals to stop school violence before it occurs. the bill will fund
andence-based technology equipment to improve school schooly and prevent violence. this is good for development and operation of anonymous reporting systems like the safe utah app as well as improve threatsucture to deter of school violence. when prevention efforts fall short, as they unfortunately will in some cases, lots of classroom doors and other common sense security infrastructure improvements will help limit the violence. funding will provide -- crisisvelopment of intervention team's which may include evidence-based training for school officials in
responding to mental health crises. school personnel may tools to respond to threats before they materialize including those threads that originate from individuals struggling with mental health issues. the bill will provide funding for continued coordination with local law enforcement. law-enforcement alone cannot prevent school violence has no amount of prevention training, security, infrastructure -- prevents tragedies and in parkland. some may point out something my
builds not address, which is guns. i believe we can find common ground here such as the outline is onlyackground check as good as the records in the database. national criminal background check system is .urrently incomplete those related to mental health adjudications and involuntary .ommitment orders
holding federal agencies accountable for uploading , includingcords these missing records. rep -- keeping dangerous dangerous weapons out of the hands of felons, fugitives, drug -- persons of serious mental illness, other prohibited persons. i'll be the first to admit there's no single perfect solution. not the stop school violence at .r not the fixnics act but both of these bills can help save lives.
the 86 planned school attacks the save utah app was unveiled in the 26th lives of medicine spared. i implore my friends on both sides of the aisle to come together for the safety of our children. rather than resorting to talking points i asked my colleagues to leadershipty was called to pass legislation that makes a difference. rather than retreating to our partisan parcels i call on republicans and democrats alike to surrender their rhetorical
weapons for the good of the nation and the good of our children. all of us must look he on the horizon of political differences we can make a lasting difference and even save thousands of lives . we look to our children and those affected by gun violence to take decisive action in those .reas where we agree this is important stuff. .e still have work to do
i think it can be very helpful to us. thank you mr. president. journal.'s washington live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. this morning, new york republican congressman john faso.so f -- john punishment dan kildee , -- congressman tom kildee, and tom hart. the effect of president trump's proposed budget cuts. what c-span's washington journal live at 7:00 a.m. eastern. join the discussion.
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and visit the national constitution center's interactive constitution. >> president trump talks about gun violence and school safety with the nation's governors. it was part of the national governors association annual winter meeting. the white house said the president will meet the bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss ways of addressing gun violence. [applause] >> thank you for the warm welcome. i trust you all have had a productive and meaningful morning. governor sandoval to governo