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House Democrats Delay Votes on Assault Weapons, Policing Bills

  • Delay comes as party seeks consensus on local police funding
  • Votes expected mid-August when House returns from recess
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Gun-Safety Legislation Passes Senate by Wide Margin

House Democrats are delaying votes planned for this week on a bill banning the sale of assault weapons and companion legislation increasing funding for local police, according to a person familiar with the plans.

The police funding bill doesn’t yet have enough support among Democrats to pass. Party leaders plan to continue to drum up backing and to vote on both measures when the House returns from a break in the middle of next month, the person said following a leadership meeting on the bills.