Moments ago, the House of Representatives passed HR 38 — the National Reciprocity Act. The bill passed mainly on party lines, with 231 votes in favor and 198 votes against.
HR 38 would ensure that the “full faith and credit” clause of the Constitution applies to concealed carry permits the same way that it currently applies to drivers licenses, marriage licenses, and generally every other legal status of any kind. In other words, if you have a concealed carry permit somewhere in the United States you are good to carry everywhere else where concealed carry is permitted.
Also included in the bill is a provision which would improve the data collected into the NICS database, the tool used to identify people who are prohibited from owning firearms during background checks at gun stores. Inaccurate record collection is one of the reasons why the shooter in Sutherland Springs was able to purchase their firearm.