With diminished clout, Biden hopes to save doomed voting bill in Senate

With diminished clout, Biden hopes to save doomed voting bill in Senate


Days before a self-imposed deadline, Senate Democrats haven’t rounded up the votes to pass two partisan election bills that party lawmakers say will save them from a GOP takeover in this year’s midterm election.

In a last-ditch bid to save the legislation, President Joe Biden will privately address Democrats on Thursday hoping to convince holdouts to change the Senate’s long-standing filibuster rule, which would ease the passage of the two bills by altering or eliminating the 60-vote threshold.

But Biden will visit the Capitol with dismal approval ratings and diminished clout among Democratic lawmakers who fear a GOP sweep of Congress in November.

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A Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday showed more bad news for Biden,

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