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House Democrats Pass Voting Rights Bill, Setting Up Senate Showdown

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House Democrats Pass , Voting Rights Bill, Setting Up Senate Showdown.
'The Independent' reports that Democrats
in the House of Representatives passed an omnibus
voting rights bill that combines the Freedom to Vote Act
and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
Both of those bills independently faced
Republican filibusters in the Senate. .
The new bill is headed to the upper chamber, where Democrats are reportedly considering changing Senate rules to prevent further GOP obstruction. .
The bill, which would create national
voting standards, fight election subversion
and renew anti-discrimination protections
from the Voting Rights Act of 1965,
passed by a vote of 220-203. .
'The Independent' reports that no Republican
representatives supported the bill. .
On January 13, President Joe Biden
will meet with senators following
a speech condemning Republican-
backed state-level legislation
that restricts voting rights. .
Republicans in the Senate reportedly lambasted Biden's support for changing filibuster rules. .
'The Independent' reports that over the last few years,
multiple voting rights bills have passed in the House,
only to be stonewalled by Republicans in the Senate. .
The House has made clear we stand with
the people in the fight for voting rights, Nancy Pelosi, Democratic House Speaker,
via 'The Independent'.
Nothing less is at stake
than our democracy, Nancy Pelosi, Democratic House Speaker,
via 'The Independent'.
You have changed your rules 150 times,
most recently to raise the debt ceiling.
If you can protect the credit of the United
States, surely you can protect democracy, Terri Sewell, Democratic U.S. Representative,
via 'The Independent'

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