Schumer To Force Vote Tuesday On Sweeping Election Bill


Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) will force a vote Tuesday on a sweeping bill to overhaul federal elections.

Schumer informed his caucus of the schedule during a closed-door meeting on Thursday, a Senate Democratic source familiar with the meeting told The Hill.

The bill, known as the For the People Act, is expected to fall short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a GOP filibuster and advance past a first procedural hurdle.

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But Democrats are scrambling to try to figure out a way to unify their 50-member caucus, which would at least allow them to keep the spotlight on Republican opposition instead of their own internal divisions.

Read more at The Hill.



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