The Senate vote on final  passage was 65-33. A cluster of House Democrats who watched the vote in  the chamber’s rear included Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., whose 17-year old  son was shot to death in 2012 by a man complaining his music was too  loud.

The Senate easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill Thursday that  seemed unthinkable a month ago, setting up final approval of what will  be Congress’ most far-reaching response in decades to the nation’s run  of brutal mass shootings.

After years futile Democratic efforts to curb firearms, 15 Republicans  joined with them as both sides decided inaction was untenable after last  month’s rampages in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas.

It took weeks of closed-door talks but senators emerged with a  compromise embodying incremental but impactful movement to curb  bloodshed that has come to regularly shock — yet no longer surprise —  the nation.

The $13 billion measure would toughen background checks for the youngest  gun buyers, keep firearms from more domestic violence offenders and  help states put in place red flag laws that make it easier for  authorities to take weapons from people adjudged dangerous.

It would also fund local programs for school safety, mental health and violence prevention.

“Families in Uvalde and Buffalo, and too many tragic shootings before,  have demanded action. And tonight, we acted,” President Joe Biden said  after passage.

He said the House should send it to him quickly, adding, “Kids in schools and communities will be safer because of it.”

The election-year package fell far short of more robust gun restrictions  Democrats have sought and Republicans have thwarted for years,  including bans on the assault-type weapons and high-capacity ammunition  magazines used in the slayings in Buffaloand Uvalde.

Yet the accord let leaders of both parties declare victory and  demonstrate to voters that they know how to compromise and make  government work, while also leaving room for each side to appeal to its  core supporters.

“This is not a cure-all for the all the ways gun violence affects our  nation,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., whose party  has made gun restrictions a goal for decades.

The Senate vote on final passage was 65-33. A cluster of House Democrats  who watched the vote in the chamber’s rear included Rep. Lucy McBath,  D-Ga., whose 17-year old son was shot to death in 2012 by a man  complaining his music was too loud.

In the key roll call hours earlier, senators voted 65-34 to end a  filibuster by conservative GOP senators. That was five more than the  60-vote threshold needed. The House planned to vote Friday and approval  seemed certain.

On both votes, 15 Senate Republicans joined all 50 Democrats, including  their two allied independents, in backing the legislation.