The Senate Democrats are on the verge of submitting a new voting rights bill that will be supported by every single Democrat.
NBC News reported:
Senate Democrats are on the verge of reaching an agreement on updated voting legislation that can garner the support of all 50 Democrats, three Negotiating Democratic advisors tell NBC.
Member-level discussions are closed, a source says, but the staff is currently going through the legislative text to resolve technical issues. Further details have not yet been communicated.
It's not about getting 60 votes, it's about getting a bill that the Democrats can pass on their own.
The Democrats are looking for a voting law they can pass with 50 votes, be it through reconciliation or a filibuster cut. The news that the Democrats have a bill, not individual proposals, is a big step in protecting voting rights.
Senate Democrats must first get every member of their faction on board with the same bill, and then they can figure out how to get through the Senate with 50 votes plus Vice President Harris.
A voting law will change the course of elections for a generation.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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