‘Do or Die’: Democrats plan revisions to sweeping voting rights bill in Senate committee
The ambitious voting rights bill known as the For the People Act is being taken up by the Senate Rules Committee. Democrats, such as the bill’s lead sponsor Jeff Merkely (D-OR) and Rules Committee Chair Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), are planning to add a number of revisions to the bill. These changes are largely designed to ease administrative and logistical burdens the bill’s provisions may have on the states. Loosening the deadlines contained in the current version is a key feature of the new amendments. The bill’s sponsors hope these changes will win the support of Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), who has said he will not vote for the bill in its current form.
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