Senate and House Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday to expand firearm background checks in what could become the first new gun control law in decades.
The House will vote on the bill next week, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, announced Tuesday.
Sen. Chris Murphy and Rep. Mike Thompson reintroduced the bill in the Senate and House moments before Hoyer’s announcement. It would require background checks on all gun sales and many gun transfers.
Democrats passed the legislation in 2019, but the GOP-led Senate at that time ignored the bill.