“This is a direct response to the Khashoggi killing”
Even as 2018 ended with at least 340 mass shootings and huge public support for UBCs, the bill dropping Tuesday faces a tough battle
Democratic senators concluded their standoff early Thursday morning with Republicans saying they will vote on measures to expand background checks and prevent people on US terrorism watch lists from buying guns.
Senator Chris Murphy said he was "prepared to stand on the Senate floor and talk about the need to prevent gun violence for as long as I can."
It looks like they want to amend a bill to include a section that would make it illegal for terror suspects to buy guns.
Senators Chris Murphy and Rand Paul said that in light of the civilian toll of the US-backed Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, the White House must ensure that American weapons are not being used in attacks on innocents.
Women are disproportionately affected by the negative consequences of unpaid caregiving work. A new bill proposed by Senator Chris Murphy and backed by Bernie Sanders ensures that anyone leaving their job to take care of a loved one gets paid.
As Iran's nuclear deal with the US and five other world powers is being debated, the Islamic republic might be trying to erase evidence of past nuclear weapons activity.