US Senate the 'graveyard' of Biden's to-do list

Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden and Democrats hailed passage of historic pandemic relief this week, but other priorities which cleared the House including bolstering voting rights are likely destined for the “graveyard” of a 50-50 Senate. The latest big Democratic wins landed Thursday, when the House of Representatives passed two measures aimed at enhancing background checks for gun purchases and closing a loophole related to a deadly 2015 church shooting in Charleston. The bills address an overwhelmingly popular premise among American voters: that background checks be required for a…

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