A bipartisan group of senators introduced Wednesday legislation that would block Iran’s access to the country’s foreign exchange reserves held in foreign banks, potentially worth up to $100 billion.
The Senate will vote on expanding background checks for firearm sales Wednesday afternoon, but what was once considered Democrats’ most viable option for gun control legislation does not appear to have the necessary 60 votes to proceed.
Senate Republicans are preparing a substitute to the background check legislation crafted by Sens. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) and Joe Manchin (D., W.V.), the Washington Free Beacon has learned.