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Harris Supports Legislation Banning "Bump Stocks"

Rep. Harris made an impassioned speech in the debate on House Bill 1467, strongly supporting the bill. The legislation would ban ownership or possession of the "Bump Stock" device in Illinois. Bump Stocks are used to modify a semi-automatic firearm allowing it to fire like an automatic weapon. A Bump Stock was used in the Las Vegas shooting back in October 2017 in which 58 people were killed by a gunman firing from a high hotel window onto concert goers below.

"A hunter or sportsman does not need a Bump Stock to hunt deer or duck," said Harris. "There is one primary use of an automatic weapon, and that is to inflict maximum bodily injury and death. Any device that allows a semi-automatic firearm to fire like an automatic one should be banned."

HB 1467 passed the House with a large margin.
Rep. Harris made remarks on the House floor this past week in which he disparaged all the negative talk about Illinois and touted the many positive advantages that our State has to offer as it pursues the location for Amazon's second headquarters (HQ2). 

Various units of Illinois government have offered a package of benefits and tax credits totaling nearly $2 billion, which is in line with what other states have offered Amazon. But just as important as the financial package, the work ethic and quality of the Illinois workforce, the location of our State, and the talented and educated citizenry are all major pluses for Amazon to consider. It's time to emphasize the positive!
State Representative David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) announced that he is hosting his Annual Senior Health Fair again this year from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Thursday, October 19th at the Mount Prospect Village Hall. This will be the 5th year that Rep. Harris has hosted the health fair at this location. It is open to all who want to attend.

“The Annual Health Fair is a community event that has grown in attendance and exhibitors over the years,” said Harris, “and I am delighted that we have an even larger commitment of exhibitors this year than in the past.”

The Health Fair provides important medical services like Flu Shots (free with Medicare), Pneumonia Vaccinations, Blood Pressure Screening, A1C Screening, and Hearing Screening. There is also a Heart Health Booth.
Equifax, an Atlanta based credit-rating agency, suffered a security breach on July 29th that exposed sensitive information of millions of Americans. The sensitive information included social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, credit card numbers, birthdays and addresses. It has been determined that 5.4 million Illinois residents have been affected by the breach.

The company has set up a website where you can find more information regarding the breach at www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.

To check if your personal information was affected by the breach, Click Here.
Where were you 16 years ago today? I am sure you remember.

There are certain world events that take place that impress unforgettable time stamps on our brains, and we always remember where we were at that time. It might be the death of a loved one …. or the passing of a President …. or a notable sports event.

And it was 16 years ago today that nearly 3,000 of our fellow citizens were killed in a terrorist attack at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the plane crash in Pennsylvania. I am sure we all remember the horrible images of those airplanes flying into the twin towers in New York.

Time does not soften the hurt and pain that the victims’ families and friends are feeling at this time, as another year passes since this horrendous event. All those whose innocent lives were senselessly ended too soon will continue to live on in our minds and hearts. They will never be forgotten.
Speaking in support of House Resolution 569 to condemn white supremacists and violence, Rep. Harris said it is America's diversity that makes the country great and the repugnant actions of white supremacists undermine the ideals of the nation.
Rep. Harris voted in favor of an FY'18 budget that would include an income tax hike. Calling the last two years without a budget "a horrible dysfunction of State government," Harris said that "it's time to stop playing 'chicken' with our State."