Much of the drama has already dissipated; most of these amendments will fail. The Toomey/Manchin bipartisan compromise appears to be dead in the water, with Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) pounding […]
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The Senate will take up a series of gun votes today, including the Manchin/Toomey proposal for extending background checks. As of Tuesday evening, however, gun-control advocates weren’t even sure they’d have enough votes to pass […]
The legislation to curb gun violence is now heading to the floor of the Senate for debate after there was a lot of talk of a potential filibuster from GOP senators. The Senate voted 68 […]
The Senate passed an amendment to the budget that prevents the U.S. from entering into the UN Arms Trade Treaty, which seeks to regulate international arms sales. Although President Obama has insisted he would not […]