House Dems pass NASA bill sending voting rights to certain Senate end

House Dems pass NASA bill sending voting rights to certain Senate end


The House of Representatives voted along party lines Thursday to approve a bill that will serve as a vehicle for Senate Democrats to start debate on sweeping election reform measures — and potentially lead to a doomed bid to alter or eliminate the 60-vote legislative filibuster.

Democrats merged the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the Freedom to Vote Act into a single text and crammed the new bill into previously passed legislation extending NASA’s authority to lease its facilities.

Because the so-called “shell” NASA bill already cleared the House and Senate, Democrats can kick-start debate on the Senate floor without Republican support.

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“We will have the ability to proceed to the legislation and debate it on a simple majority

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