"There are 12 critical protections for gun owners that are included and that is why we are supporting the package," National Rifle Association chief lobbyist Chris Cox said. "We have communicated our support to the leadership and directly to Members."The minibus is likely to be considered by the House today. If it passes, it will be sent to the Senate, which is expected to act on the measure before adjourning this evening for a weeklong Thanksgiving recess.

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