15 Republicans Voted Yes To Pass Federal Gun Safety Legislation


Fifteen Republican senators on Thursday joined Democrats in voting to pass a bill to address gun violence, advancing the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades.

The measure will next go to the House of Representatives – where Speaker Nancy Pelosi has promised to bring the legislation forward “first thing” – before it can go to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.

The Republicans who voted in support of the measure are the same ones who had voted to break a filibuster earlier Thursday. Those GOP senators are:

Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Senate minority leader
Roy Blunt of Missouri
Richard Burr of North Carolina
Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
Susan Collins of Maine
John Cornyn of Texas
Joni Ernst of Iowa
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
Rob Portman of Ohio
Mitt Romney of Utah
Thom Tillis of North Carolina
Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania
Todd Young of Indiana

Of the 15, four – Blunt, Burr, Portman, and Toomey – are retiring at the end of their terms.