Congress sends landmark gun violence compromise to Biden

    President Joe Biden

    Washington, DC (AP) - The House has sent President Joe Biden the most wide-ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades.

    The bill that passed the House on Friday is a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists.

    The Democratic-led chamber approved the election-year legislation with every Democrat and 14 Republicans voting yes.

    That caps a spurt of action prompted by voters’ revulsion over last month’s mass shootings in New York and Texas.

    The Senate approved it earlier by a bipartisan 65-33 margin, with 15 Republicans joining all Democrats in supporting a package that senators from both parties had crafted.

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