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Deal reached on gun control

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A deal has been reached for gun control bill in the Senate which has bipartisan support Wednesday, according to multiple news sources.

Chicago Tribune reported that Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) held a press conference to announce that the senate has come up with a compromise on background checks for people buying guns.

CNN reported that the NRA had struck the gun measure but Democratic leaders are hoping to still get the 60 votes needed to pass in the Senate. The senate is expected to debate the measure for two weeks, CNN reported.

CNN reported that Republicans said that they will only vote for this measure if they can offer amendments to the proposal. Democratic leaders said they will give members of both parties opportunity to offer amendments to the measure, CNN reported.

Chicago Tribune reported that the Senate is expected to hold the first vote on the bill on Thursday. The Chicago Tribune said that the bill is expected to pass in the Senate, but it fell short of what President Obama pushed for. If passed, the bill includes "expanded background checks, more funding for school security and tighter restrictions on gun trafficking."

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