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Democrats’ Voting Rights Push Tilts Toward Filibuster Showdown

Jan. 11, 2022, 12:00 PM

Senate Democrats and Republicans will meet privately today to continue discussing their separate strategies ahead of action this week on voting rights legislation and a possible accompanying change to long-standing filibuster rules.

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he’s determined to have all lawmakers go on record on whether to update the Voting Rights Act in the face of new restrictive state laws.

Schumer this week is aiming to set a vote on Democratic bills to overhaul voting and elections (S. 4, S. 2747) in the evenly split 50-50 chamber. Schumer said yesterday on the Senate floor ...