Congress Poised to Approve Most Significant Gun Bill in Decades

Good morning. Congress is poised to send the most significant gun violence prevention bill in nearly three decades to the president’s desk for his signature.

Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes Senate

Senators approved a bipartisan gun violence prevention measure Thursday night with a vote of 65-33, breaking Congress’ lengthy stalemate on imposing new gun restrictions.

The House is expected to consider it this morning—the last step before President Joe Biden can sign it into law. With Democrats controlling the House, it is expected to pass. 

It’s a quick victory, but one that took a great deal of work and negotiation after a bipartisan group of senators ran up against several hurdles when drafting the legislative text last week. They wanted to move it through the Senate this week, before senators left for a two-week recess.

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