Votes expected to come next week as Obama calls for action; House leaders remain in their corner
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) meets with Sharon Risher, whose mother and two cousins were killed in the 2015 Charleston, S.C., shooting, before a news conference in the Capitol on Democratic on gun control measures. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CT) center right, and Tina Meins, whose father was killed in the San Bernardino shooting, also appear. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
The Senate is set to begin a series of gun-related votes as early as Monday, with Democrats pledging to work through the weekend to secure GOP support.
Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in a Senate floor speech Thursday that he talked with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and there was an agreement on allowing votes on two Democratic gun measures as amendments to a spending bill.