Scalise to whip House Republicans against Senate gun bill

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EXCLUSIVE: House Republican Whip Steve Scalise will whip Republicans to vote “no” against the bipartisan Senate gun bill.

Scalise, R-La., personally opposes the bill, his spokesperson Lauren Fine told Fox News Digital, and will use his position as the No. 2 House Republican encourage his fellow Republicans to vote against it.

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., will whip against the Senate gun bill that 14 Republicans voted for in a Tuesday night procedural vote. 

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., will whip against the Senate gun bill that 14 Republicans voted for in a Tuesday night procedural vote.  (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

The move follows a Tuesday evening procedural vote in which 14 Senate Republicans voted for the bill that was spearheaded by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., voted for it; however two other members of his Senate leadership team, including Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo., voted against it.

The Senate is expected to pass the bill by the end of the week, allowing for a possible House floor vote on it before July 4. 

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The bill is nearly certain to pass the House with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., having a Democratic majority. 

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