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Senate GOP to Filibuster Restoration of Voting Rights Protections

HeadlineJun 22, 2021

Senate Republicans are expected to use the filibuster today to block the For the People Act, a sweeping bill that would restore protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which was gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has scheduled the first procedural vote on the legislation today even though Democrats don’t have the votes to move it forward. That’s because two Democratic senators — Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona — oppose eliminating the filibuster. We’ll have more on this story after headlines with Ari Berman of Mother Jones.

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