The Senate on Thursday passed a bipartisan bill to address gun violence that amounts to the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades.
With 15 Republicans joining Democrats to support the bill, its passage represents a significant bipartisan breakthrough. The final vote was 65 to 33.
The bill will next go to the House for a vote before it can be sent to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.
The legislation includes millions of dollars for mental health, school safety, crisis intervention programs and incentives for states to include juvenile records in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.