June 22, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • The Senate cast a key vote to advance newly released bipartisan gun safety legislation. The legislation resulted from negotiations among 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats, and it is expected to have more than enough votes to overcome the 60-vote threshold to clear a filibuster in the evenly divided Senate. House leaders are expected to quickly begin consideration of the bill and President Biden has encouraged Congress to pass the bill without delay. Senate Leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell have both announced support for the bill and both say they will vote for it. (Articles here, here, and here)