Senate Democrats on Thursday morning ended their filibuster protesting Congress’s inaction in response to gun violence, including Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando after nearly 15 hours—saying they expected the chamber would vote on at least two measures aimed at tightening access to firearms.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D., Conn.) began the talkathon at 11:21 a.m. on Wednesday and ended it at 2:11 a.m. on Thursday, after dozens of other Democrats helped him tie up the chamber’s floor as the Senate considered a separate spending bill.

“I have been so angry that this Congress has mustered absolutely no response to mass shooting after mass shooting, in city after city that is plagued by gun violence,” Mr. Murphy said as he wrapped up his final speech.

The Connecticut Democrat has been one of the most vocal advocates of tightening gun laws since the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 20 children and six adult staff members dead.

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