GOP poised to filibuster Senate's voting reform bill next week

GOP poised to filibuster Senate's voting reform bill next week


The Senate will take up voting reform legislation next week, the top Democrat announced Thursday, but Republicans are poised to block it, despite centrist Sen. Joe Manchin’s reforms.

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told lawmakers the Senate will consider the Freedom to Vote Act, a bill that aims to expand access to the polls and to counter new red-state voter integrity laws Democrats say are too restrictive.

“We cannot allow conservative-controlled states to double down on their regressive and subversive voting bills,” Schumer wrote to fellow Democrats on Thursday. “The Freedom to Vote Act is the legislation that will right the ship of our democracy and establish common sense national standards to give fair access to our democracy to all Americans.”

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