A renewed attempt to pass a voting rights package has succeeded in the House. This is, however, only the beginning, considering that it sets the stage for a filibuster showdown in the Senate, at least according to an article published by Cristina Marco appearing in Oklahoma’s News4. Here is an excerpt:
The House passed voting rights legislation on Thursday in a way that is intended to set up a battle in the Senate over that issue as well as the filibuster.
The measure passed in a 220-203 party-line vote.
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has vowed to put the measure to a vote in the coming days before the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in a bid to highlight state laws approved by GOP-dominated state governments that Democrats say will make it more difficult for their supporters — including minority voters — to vote.
“Nothing less is at stake than our democracy,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Read the full article here.