Senate could pass 80-page gun package THIS WEEK after GOP and Democrats agreed on final language

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer said Wednesday he plans to make sure the Senate passes new gun safety legislation by the end of the week, which would mark the first significant congressional action on a gun measure in 30 years.

 He spoke after the chamber voted to move to take up compromise legislation with enough votes to signal it could actually make it out of the Senate.

The Senate voted 64-34 to take up the bill Tuesday night after negotiators reached agreement on 80-page legislative language.

 ‘I am pleased Congress is on the path to taking meaningful action to address gun violence for the first time in nearly 30 years,’ Schumer said on the Senate floor Wednesday. ‘The bill is real progress. It will save lives, and it is my intention to make sure the Senate passes this bill before the end of the week.’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said the House will take up the legislation swiftly after it clears the Senate, with lawmakers in both houses eager to be home for the…

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