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Trump spurns Dems on universal background checks

Posted On: Sep 17, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Trump spurns Dems on universal background checks

President Donald Trump will not consider the House-passed universal background checks bill as part of his proposed gun package, according to a source familiar with the conversation on guns. Trump's position on the House-passed bill is not exactly a surprise. The White House issued a veto threat against the bill in February.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have called on Trump repeatedly to bring up the House-passed universal background checks bill. Over the weekend, Pelosi and Schumer issued a statement following a phone call with Trump that anything other than the House-passed bill “will not get the job done.” Schumer reiterated his calls Monday for the White House to back the House proposal. “We're certainly willing to discuss the finer points of legislation with our Republican colleagues, but we made one thing clear to the president - the effectiveness of gun safety measures will be severely compromised if we allow the loopholes in our background...

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