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Tag Archives: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Senate Republicans Block Voting Rights Legislation

For The People Act

Senate Republicans blocked major voting rights legislation in a key procedural vote on Tuesday evening, launching a filibuster of a top priority for Democrats after the party locked down full support for the bill. In a 50-50 vote, Democrats failed to clinch the 60 votes needed on a motion to …

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House Passes Bills To Expand Gun Background Checks

The House on Thursday approved a pair of bills that would expand and strengthen background checks for gun purchasers. In votes that fell largely along party lines, the House passed legislation that would require background checks for all gun buyers and extend the time given to the FBI to vet …

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Senator Chris Murphy Reintroduces Background Check Expansion Act To Reduce Gun Violence

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) led 45 senators, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), on Tuesday in reintroducing the Background Check Expansion Act to expand federal background checks to all gun sales. Under current federal law, unlicensed or private sellers …

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