WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Wednesday released the following statement on his bipartisan negotiations to expand background checks:

“I’ve spent a lot of time talking with Senator Cornyn about proposals to increase background checks. I have been very open to compromise and I think Senator Cornyn was negotiating in good faith. But we haven't been able to get to a bill that would meaningfully increase the number of gun sales that require background checks,” said Murphy. “The good news is that I’m still talking with other Republican colleagues about different proposals to expand background checks, and I’m committed to getting something done.”