Gun safety bill: Senate will take critical vote to advance bipartisan legislation

CNN — The Senate is poised to take a critical vote on Thursday to advance a major bipartisan gun safety bill toward final passage. The vote is expected to succeed with Republican support, putting the legislation on a path to pass the Senate as soon as this week. The bipartisan gun deal represents the first … Read more

Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, ‘more confident than ever’ Congress can reach deal on gun laws but anxious about failure

CNN — Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, the lead Democratic negotiator in bipartisan talks on gun control legislation, said Sunday he’s “more confident than ever” lawmakers will be able to get something done to address gun violence across the US, while acknowledging he’s also concerned their efforts could fail. “I’ve never been part of negotiations as … Read more

Murphy: Gun reform talks won’t include assault weapons ban, ‘comprehensive’ background checks

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who is helping lead bipartisan gun reform talks in the Senate, said on Sunday that any potential deal on legislation would not include an assault weapons ban or “comprehensive” background checks. Murphy told CNN “State of the Union” co-anchor Jake Tapper that the bipartisan group of senators leading the talks following … Read more

Hochul’s chief of staff pays price for disastrous vetting of Benjamin: sources

Govt. Kathy Hochul’s longtime chief of staff played a key role in her disastrous decision to name Brian Benjamin as her lieutenant governor and apparently missed major red flags, The Post has learned. Jeff Lewis was in charge of vetting Benjamin, then a state senator from Harlem, before Hochul made him her No. 2 last … Read more