Top U.S. Senate leaders express support for bipartisan gun legislation

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is questioned by reporters at the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and his Republican counterpart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, expressed support for the gun control legislation released on Tuesday by a bipartisan group of senators.

Schumer said an initial procedural vote on the bill could come as soon as Tuesday night.

(Reporting by Moira Warburton in Washington; Editing by Leslie Adler)