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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Crime Bill Faces Senate WASHINGTON

President Bill Clinton's push to fight crime by banning assault weapons and putting 100,000 more police officers on America's streets now faces trouble in the Senate.


Senator Joseph Biden, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said the $30.2 billion crime bill was just "one step away" from winning Senate approval and going to Clinton for signature, but Senator Phil Gramm, who opposes the bill's ban on assault-style firearms, said he planned to use a Senate procedure that would require supporters to muster 60 votes instead of the normal 51.


If successful, the maneuver could mean the end of the law, passed by the House on Sunday.