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Voting Rights Bills Once Again Blocked By Republicans

Sen. Joe Manchin

Senate Republicans once again blocked a pair of voting rights bills in a Wednesday evening procedural vote, holding firm in their opposition to a top priority of President Joe Biden and prompting Democrats to take up filibuster reform – even without full party support. In an expected loss, Democrats failed to …

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Watch Sen. Angus King’s Speech On Voting Rights

Senator Angus King

Senator Angus King (I-Maine) spoke on the floor of the Senate to stress the importance of protecting voting rights against state and local-level threats, and preserving America’s historically unique democratic system of self-governance. The speech came ahead of a vote on the King-sponsored Freedom to Vote Act, legislation designed to …

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Senate Republicans Once Again Block Voting Rights Bill

voting rights

Senate Republicans have once again blocked a sweeping voting rights reform bill, a move that is certain to increase pressure on the majority to change the chamber’s filibuster rule. Every Senate Republican voted against the bill, known as the Freedom to Vote Act, which would make Election Day a federal holiday, …

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