Fifteen Republican senators on Thursday joined Democrats in voting to pass a bill to address gun violence, advancing the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades.
The measure will next go to the House of Representatives – where Speaker Nancy Pelosi has promised to bring the legislation forward “first thing” – before it can go to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.
The Republicans who voted in support of the measure are the same ones who had voted to break a filibuster earlier Thursday. Those GOP senators are:
Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Senate minority leader Roy
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