Senate Republicans again block sweeping voting rights bill

Party-line vote will significantly increase pressure on Democrats to do away with the filibuster Senate Republicans again blocked a sweeping voting rights bill on Wednesday, a move that will significantly increase pressure on Democrats to do away with the filibuster, a Senate rule that has stymied the most significant priorities in Congress. The vote was 49-51Continue reading “Senate Republicans again block sweeping voting rights bill”

‘Now the Senate Must Act’: Progressives Applaud House Passage of John Lewis Voting Rights Bill

“As long as we let the filibuster stand, this necessary bill will be stuck in the Senate,” warned Congresswoman Jayapal. “It’s your right to vote or the filibuster.” Progressive lawmakers and outside voting rights advocates heralded passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday evening and immediatelyContinue reading “‘Now the Senate Must Act’: Progressives Applaud House Passage of John Lewis Voting Rights Bill”

Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson arrested at voting rights demonstration, second House Democrat detained in a week

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., was arrested for participating in a voting rights demonstration Thursday. Johnson is the second House Democrat to be arrested for participating in a demonstration advocating for voter rights in the last week. Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson was arrested in Washington, D.C., on Thursday for participating in a voting rights demonstration near the U.S. Capitol,Continue reading “Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson arrested at voting rights demonstration, second House Democrat detained in a week”

Texas Democrats Flee to DC to Save Voting Rights – VICE News

Governor Greg Abbott called for a special session in the Texas state legislature this month, with items like election integrity, transgender youth in sports, and abortion on the agenda. Democrats are outnumbered in both chambers, and it seemed like a bill that would make it harder for people to vote would inevitably pass– until theyContinue reading “Texas Democrats Flee to DC to Save Voting Rights – VICE News”

Biden blasts GOP’s attack on voting rights — Fox News doesn’t air it

President blasts “21st-century Jim Crow” attack on voting rights — Fox News airs right-wing outrage, but not speech Fox News, the conservative cable heavyweight, elected not to dedicate air time to President Joe Biden’s Tuesday address in Philadelphia, which blasted Republicans for their efforts to restrict voting rights across the country. That didn’t stop Fox News, along with many otherContinue reading “Biden blasts GOP’s attack on voting rights — Fox News doesn’t air it”

Biden pushes for US voting rights law as restrictions mount

President Joe Biden used the 100th anniversary of Tulsa’s race massacre to make a plea for sweeping legislation in Congress to protect the right to vote as Republican-led governments in Texas and other states pass new restrictions making it tougher to cast ballots. Biden, marking the centennial in Oklahoma on Tuesday, called out lawmakers in Congress —Continue reading “Biden pushes for US voting rights law as restrictions mount”

Manchin breaking with Democrats on voting rights

Sen. Joe Manchin said that he is backing a narrower piece of voting rights legislation that he believes could garner bipartisan support, breaking with Democrats on the party’s sweeping voting rights efforts. The West Virginia Democrat told ABC News this week that he intends to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, which he hopes could “start getting confidence back in ourContinue reading “Manchin breaking with Democrats on voting rights”

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