Democrats c House of Representatives performed by an omnibus bill on voting rights which would create national standards for access to ballot papers and voter registration, the fight against electoral fraud and the revival of anti – discrimination protection in the important 1965 Electoral Rights Act.
This bill – which combines the Freedom of Vote Act and the John Lewis Promotion of Voting Act, which faced repetitive Republicans in the Senate – now goes to the upper house, where Democrats are considering changing Senate rules to prevent obstruction of the GOP.
It was confirmed by 220 votes to 203. No Republican in the House of Representatives voted in favor.
the President Joe Biden he will meet with senators on Jan. 13 after his furious address condemning a wave of Republican-backed state-level legislation to restrict access to ballot papers and change electoral administration rules.
Congressional Republicans outraged his remarks and his support for changes to Senate rules, which they repeatedly relied on to block federal suffrage legislation.
Laws on voting rights in the House of Representatives have faced more than a dozen hearings and have been passed several times in the House over the past few years to confront the Republican Wall in the Senate.
“The House has made it clear that we stand with the people in the fight for suffrage,” the Speaker of the House of Representatives said Nancy Pelosi he said on Thursday.
She said lawmakers are sending the latest bill to the Senate for “urgent consideration”.
“There is nothing less in the game than our democracy,” she said.
Democratic U.S. Representative Terri Sewell said she was urging the Senate to “do what is right.”
“You changed your rules 150 times, most recently to raise the debt ceiling,” she said. “If you can protect the merits of the United States, you can certainly protect democracy.”