Congressional Democrats plan to vote on legislation which would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. Despite having a population of over 700,000 people (larger than either Vermont or Wyoming) and paying more in federal taxes than 21 states, Washington, D.C., does not have any voting representation in Congress or full control over its local affairs. The legislation will likely pass in the House of Representatives, but is expected to stall in the Senate, where 60 votes would be needed to end a potential filibuster
An amendment to lower the national voting age to 16 failed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 125 to 302, with a majority of House Democrats voting in favor of the proposal. The amendment was authored and sponsored by progressive lawmakers in the House, including Rep. Ayanna Pressley. The amendment was offered to House Resolution 1, also known as the For the People Act, a massive voting rights and reform bill recently passed by House Democrats.Visit the Fox News to learn
An amendment to grant incarcerated individuals the right to vote failed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 97 to 328. The amendment was authored and sponsored by members of “the Squad,” a group of progressive lawmakers in the House which includes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ayanna Pressley. The amendment was offered to House Resolution 1, also known as the For the People Act, a massive voting rights and reform bill recently passed by House Democrats.Visit the Fox News to learn
Former Delaware Senator and Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20. President Biden emphasized the need for unity, healing, mutual respect, and a return to truth in America throughout his inaugural address. He also spoke to a variety of issues which he plans to tackle as president including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, climate change, and racial justice.Visit Fox News to learn more.Image: Vice President Biden visiting the Kennedy Institute in October 2016. Voter Education
On November 30th, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that his office is investigating three organizations—America Votes, Vote Forward, and the New Georgia Project—to determine whether they have been illegally registering people from other states to vote in Georgia’s January 5th Senate run-off elections.Visit Fox News to learn more.