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Congress Green Lights Gun Control Legislation

The U.S. is on its way to signing into law a major gun legislation package for the first time in decades. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new bipartisan bill on Friday, offering up a major federal gun safety package for President Joe Biden to sign into law.

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The vote in the House came in at 234 to 193. Of the 234 representatives who voted to pass the legislation, 14 were Republicans. The Senate passed the bill late Thursday with a vote of 65 to 33, meaning 15 Republicans joined the Democrats in supporting the measure. This rare showing of bipartisan support comes on the heels of a rash of mass shootings across the nation, including a May incident that took the lives of 19 fourth graders in Uvalde, Texas.

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