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By a 49-51 margin, the Senate blocked the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 from advancing to a final passage vote. Sixty votes were needed. No… read more

By a 49-51 margin, the Senate blocked the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 from advancing to a final passage vote. Sixty votes were needed. No Republicans voted for the legislation, and all Democrats except Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) voted in favor. (The majority leader changed his vote from “Aye” to “No” so as to allow for another vote on the measure.) Members also voted 52-48 against changing the filibuster rules. All Republicans and only two Democrats, Senators Joe Manchin (WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ), voted to keep the filibuster rule at the 60-vote threshold. Vice President presided during the vote on the voting rights bill. close

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