Senator Chris Murphy: “Following agreement between U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on legislative text that will allow the Senate to vote to end a three decades long logjam on gun safety legislation, Murphy released the following statement: “For decades, the anti-gun violence movement has been met with obstacles and frustrations, and yet they’ve been tireless in their pursuit of change. Their advocacy has made this moment possible. This legislation will strengthen background checks and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. It also makes a historic investment in mental health and much-needed support services for students. This bill doesn’t include everything I want, but it will save countless lives and finally break a 30 year political logjam. I look forward to earning bipartisan support for this historic legislation among my Senate colleagues this week.” The Senators’ Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is fully offset and follows their previously released bipartisan proposal supported by Senate leaders from both parties and a bipartisan group of 20 Senators.
- A one-pager on the bill is available here.
- Full text of the bill is available here.
- Politico: “The Senate took the first procedural step Tuesday to move forward on a highly anticipated bipartisan gun safety bill, setting up a likely floor vote on final passage by the end of the week. The Senate advanced the legislation in a 64-34 vote, roughly two hours after a bipartisan group of senators released the bill text. Fourteen Republicans joined all 50 Democrats in backing the bill…”