Domestic Terrorism Bill Blocked by GOP in Senate

Senate Republicans have blocked the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, which would have created new federal offices focused on domestic terrorism and opened debate on gun measures in the wake of the deadly Texas school shooting, reports Axios. The bill would create offices within the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and the FBI focused on domestic terrorism, but received little GOP support in the House and earlier this week seemed poised to lack the necessary votes in the Senate. Its failure highlights the challenges of advancing gun control legislation in the sharply divided Congress.

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