June 24, 2022
D.C. News
  • The Senate passed a roughly $15 billion gun reform bill in a 65-33 vote, with more than half of that funding going toward mental health and school safety programs. The measure includes millions of dollars for mental health, school safety, crisis intervention programs, and incentives for states to bolster juvenile records systems. It also makes significant changes to the process for people ages 18 to 21 to buy a firearm and closes the so-called boyfriend loophole. However, it does not include an assault weapons ban that Democrats were seeking. Lawmakers tapped savings from a Trump-era drug rebate rule to cover the cost of the legislation, which now heads to the House. (Articles here, here, here, here, and here)