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Carlos Curbelo tries to attach no-fly, no-buy provision to House gun bill

@PatriciaMazzei

On Thursday, Republican leaders in Congress indefinitely delayed a hearing on gun-control legislation spurred by last month's massacre in Orlando.

The "anti-terrorism" bill was slowed by disagreements among House Republicans over how much gun control, if any, they might accept.

Democrats staged a sit-in two weeks ago clamoring for votes on gun bills. Some Republicans want to vote too -- even if gun-control proposals have little chance of passing.

Among those is Miami Rep. Carlos Curbelo. He sponsored a House companion to a Senate bill pushing so-called "no-fly, no-buy," which would prohibit people on terrorist watch lists from purchasing firearms.

After House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy filed the leadership bill, however, Curbelo turned his own proposal into an amendment to attach to McCarthy's legislation.

Just because Curbelo filed the amendment doesn't mean it will be heard, though. And with GOP infighting over gun control, it's unclear if the idea will go anywhere. Stay tuned.

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