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Senators eye gun background checks progress after 40-minute phone call with Trump

7 days ago   |   By NY Daily News

A bipartisan group of moderate senators is making a new push for gun background checks after an upbeat phone conversation with President Trump on Wednesday. The group, including Sen. Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin , say they are optimistic about reaching a deal with Trump that would...
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Senators make last-ditch plea to Trump on guns

Senators make last-ditch plea to Trump on guns

7 days ago   |   By Politico

President Donald Trump spoke for 40 minutes with three leading senators Wednesday about expanding background checks, keeping alive the Senate's long-running gun negotiations with the White House for at least one more day. Trump is expected to be briefed on Thursday by White House officials on his options, according to two GOP officials familiar with the matter. And Sens. Joe Manchin , Chris Murphy and Pat Toomey said that Trump could signal to the Hill what package he could support as soon as Thursday. The senators described Trump as engaged and inquisitive on the speakerphone with them...
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Senators pitch Trump on expanded gun background check bill

7 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Senate supporters of requiring background checks for firearms purchased at gun shows and over the internet made a fresh pitch Wednesday to President Donald Trump.
GOP Sen. Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Chris Murphy of Connecticut cautioned that they did not win Trump's endorsement of their background check bill during their 40-minute telephone conversation with him but depicted the president as engaged and encouraging.
Toomey said Trump has a strong "interest in doing something meaningful" to prevent gun violence but has not...
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