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If agreement is reached the Senate could take up several more amendments to the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act, S.649, which would expand background checks on gun purchases, crack down on gun trafficking and beef up security in schools. GOP senators have said the bill goes too far and infringes on the rights of gun-owners.

On Thursday the Senate will vote on an amendment from Sen. John BarrassoJohn BarrassoTrump shouldn’t cater to a tech industry that hates him Poll: Sanders most popular senator in the US The animal advocate MORE (R-Wyo.) that would withhold federal funds for states that disclose gun owners’ information and an amendment from Sens. Tom HarkinTom HarkinDistance education: Tumultuous today and yesterday Grassley challenger no stranger to defying odds Clinton ally stands between Sanders and chairmanship dream MORE (D-Iowa) and Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderLawmakers reintroduce online sales tax bills Overnight Healthcare: New GOP health bill on life support | ObamaCare insurer threatens to leave over subsidies Trump's FDA nominee clears key Senate committee MORE (R-Tenn.) that would expand federal mental health programs, including in education, suicide prevention and trauma centers.

On Wednesday the Senate rejected several amendments, including those expanding background checks to gun purchases at gun shows and online and banning assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips. All amendments have been held to a 60-vote threshold.