Programming Note: The Voting Rights Roundup will be taking a break the week of July 31 but will return the following week.
Sen. Joe Manchin can imagine a voting-rights bill that would pass the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. I wish he were right. He's not.
Senate Republicans have rejected an effort to begin debate on a bipartisan infrastructure deal that senators brokered with President Joe Biden
Senate Republicans rejected an effort to begin debate on the big infrastructure deal that a bipartisan group of senators brokered with President Joe Biden.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other GOP senators speak to reporters ahead of a test vote scheduled by Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York on the bipartisan infrastructure deal senators brokered with President Joe Biden, in Washington, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. | AP
Filibuster exception would allow Democrats to push through their voting rights reform bill over unanimous Republican opposition
Nearly 300 Texan opponents of the measures signed up to testify on the bill, with some lining up for more than 17 hours.
"He will make the moral case to the American people on why the right to vote is fundamental to who we are as a nation," Psaki said.
Around the same time the state House advanced legislation to make it harder for Texans to vote, a Texas man’s fight exemplifies exactly why more restrictive voting rights laws are the last things the state needs. Hervis Rogers, a Black man, was on parole stemming from convictions on burglary and intent to commit theft charges in 1995 when he went viral for being the last person in line to vote on Super Tuesday in March 2020, NPR reported. He cast his ballot at 1 a.m. at Texas Southern...
"We're just not ready," Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman told CNBC of the vote to advance the infrastructure bill. "So we're going to vote no."