Katie Hill talks health care, money in politics and gun control during ‘First 100 Days’ town hall

During a town hall meeting held in the City Council chambers Saturday, Rep. Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, discussed a number of topics she says her office has been working on during her first 100 days.

Among the topics brought up to an often combative and raucous audience was the announcement that her third and final field office, the one for Santa Clarita, is set to be open on Monday.

In addition to making the announcement regarding her office, which is located 23734 Valencia Blvd., Hill invited Rep. Mike Thompson, D-San Francisco, chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, to attend the town hall.

Together, they touched on House Resolution 1, an attempt at campaign finance reform, and House Resolution 8, a bill that would establish new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties.

Both bills have passed the House, but have yet to be introduced on the Senate floor, Hill said.

“These are two pieces of legislation that have the ability, if we’re able to pass the Senate, to make major changes in our country for generations to come,” Hill said. “H.R. 1 is about people’s access to democracy, and the individual’s ability to have an influence on democracy rather than it just being controlled by corporations and special interests.”

“The second piece is what Mr. Thompson has spearheaded, which is H.R. 8, around universal background checks,” Hill added. “As he mentioned, 90 percent of the…

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