The gun safety legislation passed late Thursday by the U.S. Senate would expand eligibility for a mental health program authored by Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow to all states.
The vote was 65-33, with 15 Republican senators voting with Democrats in support of the package, which has been hailed as the most significant gun legislation in 30 years. The House is expected to take up the legislation Friday.
Stabenow's measure, co-written by Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, reimburses states through Medicaid for mental health and addiction services provided at federally qualified community health clinics that must offer 24-hour crisis services, among other elements.
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