for the people act
The state lawmakers who fled for Washington to hold off an anti-voter bill said that Texans' voting rights "live on borrowed time" and that Congress must act.
“Congress is the only play we have,” said state Rep. James Talarico, one of dozens of Democrats who secretly left Texas to stop a voter suppression bill.
The Republican-backed laws are designed to "make it harder for you to vote," the vice president told an audience at Howard University.
Joe Manchin wants some kind of national voter ID law in exchange for his vote for the For The People Act. Voting and civil rights groups are skeptical.
In a blow to Democrats, Republicans have successfully stopped a bill that would have protected voting rights.
"It was the suppression of a bill to end voter suppression," the president said.
The pressure campaign to change the Senate's filibuster rules will really ramp up now.
"What we do or fail to do will have long-lasting and far-reaching implications for the health, viability, and vitality of the world’s greatest democracy,” Warnock said.
Democrats face a key question: Will they choose to protect the filibuster or voting rights?
The bill will try to stop state-level Republicans from fulfilling Trump's dream of giving them the power to overturn future elections.