House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Wednesday told reporters that the House will review gun control legislation produced in the Senate. “It’s important for the Senate to do its work,” Boehner said, adding that if legislation passes, “we’ll be happy to review it.”
Boehner’s remarks come as a deal has reportedly been reached between Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) to expand background checks. The two senators are scheduled to unveil their progress at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday at a press conference on Capitol Hill.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has scheduled a preliminary vote on gun control measures for Thursday. “It’d be a real slap in the face to American people not to do something on background checks, on school safety, on federal trafficking,” Reid told reporters on Tuesday. “The American people deserve a vote.”