Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that gun legislation will be at the top of the Senate’s agenda once legislators return from the August recess.
Presently, background checks for firearm purchases is the topic with the most consensus with the Manchin-Toomey bill a candidate for floor debate. That bill would eliminate loopholes in required background checks for gun purchases.
Read more about this, Republican retirements from the US House, the latest on the ongoing Trade Wars, and the new Director of National Intelligence in this week’s blog post here.
This Week in the States
New Jersey – Legal weed bill for N.J. may be revived later this year
Massachusetts – Citizen proposed ballot questions to be considered by Massachusetts AG
Ohio – Governor Calling For Gun Sale Background Checks, Mental Health Programs
Wisconsin – Evers, top Wisconsin GOP to meet on gun control
Pennsylvania – Gun reform could have several layers in Pa. as legislators push for ‘red flag’ law