Author: Alexander Bolton

Collins: Abortion ruling ‘inconsistent’ with what Gorsuch, Kavanaugh told me

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Friday said conservative Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch misled her about their views on the importance of Supreme Court precedent during their confirmation proceedings in 2017 and 2018. Collins, who voted to confirm then-President Trump’s first two conservative nominees to the court despite her support for abortion rights, has…

Senate advances gun-safety bill, overcoming filibuster

The Senate advanced a bipartisan gun-safety bill past the threat of a filibuster Thursday, setting up a final vote for later in the day or Friday on the farthest-reaching gun legislation that Congress has considered in decades. The bill, a response to mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, N.Y., would enhance background checks for…

Senate advances bipartisan gun safety bill

The Senate voted 64 to 34 Tuesday evening to advance an 80-page gun safety bill to strengthen background check requirements for gun buyers under 21, provide funding to states to administer red flag laws and provide billions of dollars in new federal funding for mental health services.   Fourteen Republicans voted to proceed to the…

What’s in the Senate’s 80-page bipartisan gun safety bill

Senate negotiators unveiled an 80-page bill Tuesday evening responding to the mass shootings at the Topps supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., and the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, capping weeks of intense negotiations. Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.), the lead Democratic negotiator, is hailing the bill as the biggest breakthrough on the issue of gun…

Senate negotiators finalize gun safety bill

Senate negotiators on Tuesday afternoon said they have finalized a bipartisan gun safety bill to take firearms away from dangerous people and provide billions of dollars in new mental health funding. Senators and staff worked through the weekend and said Tuesday afternoon they’re at the finish line, giving Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)…