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Friday, October 21, 2016

6 Senators Who Will Determine The Future Of Gun Background Checks


In the coming days, the Senate will hear debate and amendments to the bipartisan gun bill — which includes background checks — authored by senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA). Last Thursday’s procedural vote to avoid a filibuster saw 50 Democrats and 16 Republicans voting in favor of the motion.

A vote on the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 is expected this week—with the support of 48 Democrats and three Republicans; nine more votes are needed for the measure to pass the Senate hurdle. These six senators remain undecided, and their votes could help determine the future of background check laws.

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

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  • whodatbob

    If all 100 Senators did what Senators Mary Landrieu (LA) and Heidi Heitkamp (ND) said they are doing, vote how their state wants or at lrast take that into consideration, votes would be more honest. Senators need to stop selling their votes to he highest bidder.