The Senate cleared a procedural hurdle to advance a gun control bill Tuesday night following negotiations between Republicans and Democrats.
The chamber voted 64 to 34 to advance the 80-page legislation, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. Senate negotiators released the text an hour prior to the vote.
The procedural vote came nine days after lawmakers agreed to a framework for the legislation.
Lead negotiators Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), said in a statement that the finalized bipartisan measure would “protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country.”…


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