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Senate Republicans block passage of Democrats' flagship voting rights bill, dealing a major blow to progressives

Posted On: Jul 24, 2021   |   Posted 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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Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked the passage of the For The People Act, Democrats' flagship bill expanding voting rights and overhauling campaign finance and ethics laws, in a widely-expected filibuster. With a 50-50 vote, the Senate fell short of the three-fifths majority required to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed with the bill. All Senate Democrats voted in favor and all Republicans moved to block the bill from advancing further. Sen. Joe...

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