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U.S. Rep. Ron Barber: “The Most Fitting Memorial”

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, who was wounded three years ago today in the shooting in Tucson, led a moment of silence on the floor of the House after speaking about the compassion and strength of the Tucson and Southern Arizona community.

Barber introduced the bipartisan Mental Health First Aid Act, which will provide education to increase public awareness of mental illness symptoms and services available by training teachers, students, firefighters, police officers, emergency services workers and members of the general public. Provisions of Mental Health First Aid were incorporated into the president’s gun-violence prevention program.

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