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Lee: ‘Not a Single Senator Has Been Provided the Legislative Text’ of Gun-Control Bill



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Speaking on the Senate floor minutes before the vote to move gun-control legislation forward, Mike Lee (R., Utah) urged postponing the cloture vote because none of his Senate colleagues has yet had a chance to read the entire bill. “We’re trying to prevent the ability of members to push through legislation before anyone has had the time to read and evaluate the language,” Lee said. “As of this morning, as of this very moment, not a single senator has been provided the legislative text of” the background-check provision proposed yesterday by senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey, which Lee said was the “centerpiece of this legislation.”

Earlier in the day, Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.), a major supporter of gun control, told the Morning Joe panel that she has yet to read the bill. “Well, I haven’t seen the bill, so I’m going to reserve my concerns,” Feinstein said. “I only know what people have told me.”



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