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.