Schumer says ‘everything is on the table’ to pass voting rights legislation in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has made it clear that Senate Democrats will take “appropriate action” if Senate Republicans choose to block their signature voting rights bill, the For the People Act. Specifically, this may involve changing the rules around the filibuster, which requires 60 votes in order to advance most legislation. The House of Representatives passed the For the People Act on March 3, and the Senate Rules Committee is set to begin consideration of the bill on March 24. The For the People Act is meant to counter the nationwide effort on the part of Republican state lawmakers to restrict voting access by rolling back COVID-19-related voting changes.

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