Jan 13, 2022 - Politics & Policy

House passes voting rights bill

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The House of Representatives on Thursday passed voting rights legislation, approving a measure that combines the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Amendment Act.

Driving the news: The package will be sent to the Senate, where it faces an uphill battle because of Republican opposition. Democrats are considering changing the Senate's filibuster rules to pass the bill.

  • President Biden is expected to attend the Senate Democratic caucus lunch on Thursday to discuss the effort to pass voting legislation, as well as potential changes to Senate rules, a senior Democratic aide told Axios on Wednesday.
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