Sunday shows - Gun legislation dominates after deadly Texas mass shooting

A deadly mass shooting in Texas on Saturday and a strengthening Hurricane Dorian dominated the Sunday political talk shows. 

Guests discussed the prospects for gun reform in the wake of the shooting, which killed seven people. 

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Trump administration officials also dismissed talk that a shift of funds from the Federal Emergency Management agency would affect hurricane preparedness. 

Read The Hill's complete coverage below:

GOP's Toomey: Trump 'interested in doing something meaningful' on guns
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyNSA improperly collected US phone records in October, new documents show Overnight Defense: Pick for South Korean envoy splits with Trump on nuclear threat | McCain blasts move to suspend Korean military exercises | White House defends Trump salute of North Korean general WH backpedals on Trump's 'due process' remark on guns MORE (R-Pa.) said Sunday that he and President TrumpDonald John TrumpWatergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump In private moment with Trump, Justice Kennedy pushed for Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination: book Obama: 'Everybody needs to chill out' about differences between 2020 candidates MORE, as well as other senators, are having "ongoing conversations" on how to move forward on gun legislation.

"I have spoken with the president repeatedly and recently on this topic. He is interested in doing something meaningful," Toomey said on ABC's "This Week," adding that his staff and the White House staff are "very seriously pursuing this."

The comments come one day after at least seven people were killed and more wounded in a mass shooting in West Texas and weeks after more than 20 were killed at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas just 300 miles away.
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Republican senator 'hopeful' Congress will pass gun reform next month
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
"I’m hopeful. I think they ought to do what we did, what I did when Parkland happened," Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."
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O'Rourke: We can't meet gun violence threat with 'half measures' or 'half the country'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke advocated for his comprehensive gun reform plan on Sunday in the wake of another mass shooting in West Texas that killed five people. 
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Castro: Hunters and sportsmen 'understand you don't need these weapons of war'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro urged lawmakers to pass gun legislation he said even most gun owners support. 
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DHS chief: Mass shootings 'absolutely are a homeland security threat'
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS 
 
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said on Sunday that mass shootings "absolutely are a homeland security threat" after six people were killed and more than 20 wounded in West Texas one day earlier.
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FEMA chief: Transfer of agency funds for immigration 'not affecting our preparedness whatsoever'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Acting Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Peter Gaynor said Sunday that the transfer of $155 million in FEMA funds to the Department of Homeland Security would not affect preparedness for Hurricane Dorian.
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McAleenan says transfer of funds from FEMA won't impact Dorian response
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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Sunday said that shifting funds from agencies including the Federal Emergency Management Agency would not impact FEMA's ability to respond to Hurricane Dorian. 
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Scott: White House and FEMA 'convinced me there's plenty of money' for Dorian response
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said Sunday that the White House and Federal Emergency Management Agency "convinced him" that there will be funds to cover FEMA's response to Hurricane Dorian, despite the Trump administration announcement that it would transfer millions of dollars out of agency's Disaster Relief Fund toward immigration priorities.
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Ex-administrator: 'We've got to stop looking at FEMA as 911'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Former Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long warned Sunday that Congress, local institutions and individuals must help FEMA for it to complete its mission effectively.
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Giuliani claims Comey tried to 'frame' Trump after IG report
By RACHEL FRAZIN 
 
President Trump's lawyer, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiOvernight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Deal on defense bill proves elusive | Hill, Holmes offer damaging testimony | Trump vows to block Navy from ousting officer from SEALs Hill, Holmes offer damaging impeachment testimony: Five takeaways Graham requests State Department documents on Bidens, Ukraine MORE, accused former FBI director James ComeyJames Brien Comey3 reasons why impeachment fatigue has already set in Day 2 impeachment ratings drop by more than 1 million from first day Chris Wallace on Yovanovitch testimony: 'If you're not moved, you don't have a pulse' MORE of trying to "frame" the president after the publication of an inspector general report found that Comey's handling of memos was in violation of FBI policies.
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AFL-CIO head: Unions aren't ready to back 'unenforceable' North American trade deal
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Sunday said that unions are not ready to back the White House's “unenforceable” replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), despite President Trump's claims. 
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