Lawmakers Ask to See Bill in Writing Before Making Decision on How They’ll Vote

The majority of Republican Senators were slow to embrace the recently announced gun safety framework yesterday. Several have said they want to actually see the bill before deciding how they will choose to vote on it. The framework announced Sunday proposes providing significant funding to help states create new red flag laws, and for the 19 states and Washington D.C. who’ve already had these laws on the books to be eligible for funding to improve the effectiveness of their programs. Florida Senator Marco Rubio said the success or failure of the bill will depend on ‘how it’s written’ and South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds agreed saying that the question will be ‘what the actual legislative language looks like.’ Another possible issue for lawmakers would be how the bill was paid for.