Senate schedules Monday votes on gun control
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Senators will vote Monday on gun control proposals after Democrats waged a near 15-hour filibuster to force a debate on the issue.  

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTim Scott to deliver GOP response to Biden's speech to Congress GOP state attorneys general urge Biden, Congress not to expand Supreme Court The Memo: Washington's fake debate on 'bipartisanship' MORE (R-Ky.) on Thursday teed up votes on four gun control proposals — two from Democrats and two from Republicans — that are being offered as amendments to the Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill. 
 
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But the proposals will need 60 votes to overcome Monday's procedural hurdles, raising questions about which — if any — can get enough support to pass. Votes are expected to start Monday. If any of the measures can gain enough support, that could drag out the Senate's debate. 
 
 
Though Democrats argue they have momentum coming off a near 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor, Republicans are sending no signals they have rethought their opposition to the measure.
 
They argue it is too broad and would negatively impact Americans not tied to terrorism. 
 
 
Similar to a measure that failed in the Senate last year, the Cornyn proposal would allow the attorney general to delay suspected terrorists from getting a gun for up to 72 hours while seeking a court order to stop the sale.

But it would also let the attorney general delay the sale of a gun to anyone who has been the subject of a terror investigation within the past five years.

Cornyn told repoters earlier Thursday that he was optimistic he would be able to pick up more Democratic support next week, because he isn't including a provision that would have cracked down on cities that don't support federal immigration laws.

The Senate will also take votes on competing background check proposals.

A measure from GOP Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleySenate locks in hate crimes deal, setting up Thursday passage Conservative House members call on Senate to oppose ATF nominee House votes to extend ban on fentanyl-like substances MORE (Iowa) would reauthorize and provide funding for the National Instant Background Check System (NICS), provide incentives to share mental health records and and bolster federal record sharing.

Grassley and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzEvery day should be Earth Day Hawley votes against anti-Asian hate crime bill Senate passes anti-Asian hate crimes bill MORE (R-Texas) previously introduced a background check bill in 2013 during the Senate's debate on the Manchin-Toomey proposal, but their measure failed by a 52-48 vote.

The Senate will also take a procedural vote on a proposal from Democratic Sens. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyWe need laws to stop gun violence, but we need to stop glorifying it, too Senators in the dark on parliamentarian's decision Democratic senators call on Biden to support waiving vaccine patents MORE (Conn.), Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerSenate to vote next week on repealing Trump methane rule  Joe Lieberman to push senators on DC statehood On The Money: Yellen touts 'whole-of-economy' plan to fight climate change | Senate GOP adopts symbolic earmark ban, digs in on debt limit MORE (N.Y.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Cory Booker (N.J.) to expand background checks.

Their proposal would require — with a handful of narrow exceptions — a background check for the sale and transfer of any gun.

It would also impose penalties for states that don't make data for NICS electronically available and would require federal agencies to certify that they have handed over all records on any individual that would be prohibited from buying a gun.

Because of how McConnell filed cloture on the four proposals the senators will vote on the background check proposals, before moving to the fight over suspected terrorists being able to buy a gun.

—Updated at 5:56 p.m.