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The Latest on the Senate’s new gun control legislation (all times local):4:40 p.m.

Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump has told him he will sign the gun control package passed by Congress.

The White House says Pence is in touch with lawmakers and has been working on the bill for days.

The Senate passed the legislation on Wednesday night.

It would give the president broad authority to close gun shows and online gun sales.

Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have said the legislation is needed to stop “barbaric and senseless gun violence.”

The measure also would require background checks on private gun sales and requires gun shows to meet the same safety standards as licensed gun dealers.

The measure has a long list of Democratic and liberal supporters, but there are concerns among some Republicans and conservative groups about the bill.

Republican Sens.

Mike Rounds of South Dakota and Tim Scott of South Carolina are also expected to sign the measure.