Thursday, July 29

For the People Act

filibuster reform, For the People Act, John Lewis Voting Rights Act, Mark Warner, Politics, Senate, Voting Rights

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner will support’small carve-out’ on filibuster to pass voting-rights legislation

Sen. Mark Warner would back a "small carve-out" to the filibuster to pass voting-rights legislation. Warner said he supports the For the People Act and lamented the raft of restrictive GOP-led voting bills. He lamented the result of the 2013 filibuster rule change as it pertains to the Supreme Court. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Capitol police arrested Rep. Joyce Beatty as she led a demonstration to advocate for voting rights

Rep. Joyce Beatty was arrested by USCP after leading a demonstration at a Senate office Thursday. Beatty chairs the Congressional Black Caucus; she urged lawmakers to pass voting rights legislation. Capitol Police said nine were arrested at demonstrations "in a prohibited area on Capitol Grounds." See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Joyce Beatty of Ohio was arrested by Capitol Police Thursday afternoon after leading a demonstration advocating for voting rights at a Senate office building.Beatty, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, spoke outside the Capitol calling for the passage of the For the People Act — whi...
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The fight to protect voting rights at the federal level is dead. But there’s still a glimmer of hope.

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Arizona's law that makes it harder to vote. Congress has stalled out on advancing legislation to protect voting rights. But while the fight for voting rights may have died on the federal level, there is still hope to drive out people and protect voting at the state level. Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spokesman for the Justice Department, and the principal for the strategic-communications firm Group Gordon. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
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Moderate Democratic Sen. Bob Casey Jr. says GOP-led restrictive voting bills’are about white supremacy’

Sen. Bob Casey Jr. criticized the raft of GOP-led voting laws being pursued across the country. "We're at a point of no return," he said after the Supreme Court upheld two restrictive Arizona laws. Casey said the GOP has concluded that it "can only win by voter suppression bills." Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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‘We are running out of time’: Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs urges Senate to pass voting-rights legislation

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs last week urged the US Senate to pass the sweeping voting-rights legislation known at the For the People Act, arguing that "democracy is under siege" in her home state.In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, Hobbs deemed GOP efforts to undermine the confidence in the 2020 election as part of a strategy to "steal" the 2024 presidential election."Republicans aren't just protesting the results of our most recent presidential election ... they are laying the groundwork to steal the next one," she wrote. "They are sowing doubt about our electoral process to justify a crackdown on voting rights: The 2020 election was insecure, they say, and so our next election must be airtight."Republicans in the state are currently carrying out a partisan audit of...
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Lindsey Graham calls the Democrats’ voting-rights bill’the biggest power grab’ in US history, rejects Manchin compromise proposal

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday continued to reject the premise of the For the People Act. Graham said that he would also oppose Sen. Joe Manchin's compromise proposal. "We had the largest turnout in the history the US, and states are in charge of voting in America," he said. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Sunday blasted the Democrats' sweeping voting-rights bill, saying that even a compromise hashed out by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia would not pass muster.The "For the People Act," also known as HR1 or S.1., would end partisan gerrymandering, expan...