Senate lawmakers have unveiled the structure of their highly anticipated gun reform deal, touting the agreement as a rare moment of bipartisanship.
But Congress has much work to do before the agreement can become law.
“Will this bill do everything we need to end our nation’s gun violence epidemic? No,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), one of the deal’s lead negotiators, on Sunday.
“But it’s real, meaningful progress. And it breaks a 30-year log jam, demonstrating that Democrats and Republicans can work together in a way that truly saves lives.”
Twenty senators, 10 from each party, signed on to a statement laying out the broad tenets of the agreement Sunday after weeks of negotiations that followed mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York.