Carney: White House to pursue separate gun control bills in Congress
White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed Thursday that the administration would encourage Congress to consider the various aspects of the president’s gun violence proposals as separate pieces of legislation.
The move could signal White House concern over the possibility that a comprehensive “Cadillac” bill could stumble in Congress. …
But the president will pursue those goals as a series of bills, rather than an overarching package.
Carney said Thursday that strategy was a result of the work California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) has already done on reintroducing an updated assault weapons ban and high-capacity magazine ban in the Senate. He added that the decision was made after consultation with leaders on Capitol Hill.