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U.S. Senate Moves Forward On Gun Safety Legislation

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The Senate is poised to pass a bipartisan bill later this week that could become the most comprehensive federal gun safety legislation in years, including billions in new mental health funding. Senators on a procedural vote late Tuesday agreed 64-34 to start debate on the gun control bill, which would also have to …

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Biden Vows To Meet With Congress On Gun Policy

President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden on Tuesday promised to meet with members of Congress on gun policy, one week after a shooting at a Texas elementary school left 21 people dead. “I will meet with Congress on guns, I promise you,” he told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday, as he met …

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Senate Republicans Block Domestic Terrorism Legislation

Sen. Mitch McConnell

by Ariana Figueroa, Virginia Mercury May 26, 2022 Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked legislation that would require federal agencies to monitor domestic terrorism incidents, including those potentially related to White supremacy. The failure of the Senate procedural vote showed again how difficult it is for Congress to agree on any …

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House Passes Domestic Terrorism Bill After Buffalo Shooting

Buffalo shooting

On Wednesday night, the House passed the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, legislation that would bolster federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. The 222-203, nearly party-line vote was an answer to the growing pressure Congress faces to address gun violence …

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