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Senate Republicans Block Voting Rights Legislation

For The People Act

Senate Republicans blocked major voting rights legislation in a key procedural vote on Tuesday evening, launching a filibuster of a top priority for Democrats after the party locked down full support for the bill. In a 50-50 vote, Democrats failed to clinch the 60 votes needed on a motion to …

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House Passes H.R.1; A Sweeping Voting Rights Act

The House on Wednesday night passed a sweeping voting and campaign finance reform bill that aims to expand voting access, increase election security and change how congressional districts are drawn across the county. The For the People Act of 2021, known as H.R. 1, passed by a vote of 220 to 210. …

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Senate Democrats Announce “For the People Act’

In 2018, the Democrats won the majority of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections. Following the victory, they introduced and passed the For the People Act as H.R.1. The act’s goal was to restore voting rights, reform campaign finance laws, and enhance ethics enforcement. Now that the Democrats …

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