Senate Negotiators Remain Optimistic on Gun Talks

Democrats and Republicans eye narrow deal as Biden says he will support the negotiations

President Bident traveled to Uvalde, Texas, on Sunday to pay his respects to the 19 children and two teachers who were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday. Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

HARTFORD, Conn.—Democratic senators said they remained hopeful of reaching a deal with Republicans on gun measures, as President Biden said he would meet with lawmakers facing a deadline to show progress before Congress returns from break next week.

Senators are engaged in talks following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in which a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers. Any bill would need 60 votes to advance past the filibuster in the Senate, which is split 50-50 between the parties.

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