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Senate Republicans shoot down sweeping voting reform bill as Democrats prepare for battle to end filibuster

1 month ago   |   By RT

A major Democrat-backed voting reform bill has failed to advance through the Senate, with Republicans closing ranks to block debate on the far-reaching measure as opponents across the aisle gear up for a fight over the filibuster.
Dubbed the ‘For the People Act,' the huge 800-page legislation fell short of 60 votes needed to advance to a floor debate on Tuesday, seeing a 50-50 split evenly along party lines, with Republicans voting unanimously to block the bill.
Designed to overhaul election rules in states across the country, the bill has been touted by Democrats as an urgently needed...
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Maybe the Democrats Don't Care That Much About Voting Rights, After All

Maybe the Democrats Don't Care That Much About Voting Rights, After All

1 month ago   |   By The New Republic

Speaking to reporters about the For the People Act, the Democrats' signature voting rights bill , in March, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made it clear that the measure must pass. “We will see if our Republican friends join us,” the New York Democrat said. “If they don't join us, our caucus will come together and decide the appropriate action to take. Everything is on the table. Failure is not an option.” On Tuesday, the For the People Act died, not with a bang but a whimper, thanks to the filibuster. Its defeat was ironic in numerous ways. Democratic senators represent 43 million...
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GOP Filibuster Voting Rights Bill, Blocking Passage After 50-50 Vote

1 month ago   |   By Newsweek

All 50 members of the Senate Democratic caucus voted in favor of the bill, including Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin who was considered a lone holdout.
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Senate Republicans block passage of Democrats' flagship voting rights bill, dealing a major blow to progressives

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., joined by Texas lawmakers, speaks at a news conference on a voting rights bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 15, 2021
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked the passage of Democrats' flagship voting rights bill.
S.1. includes massive expansions of voting rights and campaign finance overhauls.
With S. 1 filibustered and GOP lawmakers unwilling to accept a "slimmed down" version of the bill, the path forward on voting rights is unclear.
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