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Democrats fail to change Senate rules to overcome GOP opposition on voting rights

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Updated January 20, 2022 at 12:12 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — After Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a floor vote on two voting rights bills that President Biden has said are a moral imperative, Democrats failed to unite in a push to change Senate rules that would have sidestepped the GOP opposition, formalizing a… Read More

President Joe Biden speaks in support of changing the Senate filibuster rules that have stalled voting rights legislation in Atlanta.

Biden calls for changes to the Senate’s filibuster to pass voting rights bills

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Updated January 11, 2022 at 6:40 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden on Tuesday delivered a fiery speech on what he called “the battle for the soul of America,” urging an outright rejection of GOP-led efforts to restrict Americans’ rights to vote. Speaking alongside Vice President Harris, Biden called for sweeping election reform… Read More