Senate GOP Blocks Domestic Terrorism Bill
The bill would have helped curb gun violence
Today, Senate Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill the House passed earlier this month in response to a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York.
The racist rampage by an 18-year-old left 10 people dead in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo. The Democratic-held House responded days later with a measure that would specifically try to reduce racist violence.
But Republicans, who contend there are plenty of laws to prosecute domestic terrorism and opposed giving more power to federal law enforcement, prevented the bill's progress. It failed to advance in a 47-47 vote, short of the 60 necessary to break a filibuster in the chamber.
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