Senate passes SJ Res 14

The U.S. Senate passed today Senate Joint Resolution 14, a top priority on the expanding NRA agenda,  which nullifies the rule that would  allow the Social Security Administration  to provide to the National Instant Criminal History Background Check System (NICS) the name of  individuals who are determined to be mentally incapable of managing their own affairs and thereby prohibiting the sale or transfer of firearms to those persons.

The vote was 57-43. All Republicans, four Democrats (Tester, Heitkamp, Donnelly, Manchin) and one Independent, King, voted to prohibit the Social Security Administration from making notification to NICS.

The House had already voted to nullify the rule and the President is of course expected to sign it.