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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB494

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Background Check Expansion Act


Description: A bill to require a background check for every firearm sale.

Session: 118th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 16, 2023



Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

48 sponsors: Christopher Murphy (D); Tammy Baldwin (D); Michael Bennet (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Cory Booker (D); Sherrod Brown (D); Maria Cantwell (D); Benjamin Cardin (D); Thomas Carper (D); Robert Casey (D); Christopher Coons (D); Catherine Cortez Masto (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Richard Durbin (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); John Fetterman (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Margaret Hassan (D); Martin Heinrich (D); John Hickenlooper (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Tim Kaine (D); Mark Kelly (D); Angus King (I); Amy Klobuchar (D); Ben Lujan (D); Edward Markey (D); Robert Menendez (D); Jeff Merkley (D); Patty Murray (D); Jon Ossoff (D); Alex Padilla (D); Gary Peters (D); Jack Reed (D); Jacky Rosen (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Brian Schatz (D); Charles Schumer (D); Jeanne Shaheen (D); Tina Smith (D); Debbie Stabenow (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Mark Warner (D); Raphael Warnock (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Peter Welch (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Ron Wyden (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 48% (48 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Feb 16, 2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 8 2023 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: S

Committee Name: Judiciary

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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