U.S. Senate to try again on voting rights in September

By: - August 11, 2021 2:37 pm

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has promised the Senate will act to try to move voting rights ahead too as soon as this week. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is planning to bring a comprehensive voting rights package to the Senate floor for a vote when the chamber returns from recess next month.

Schumer, a New York Democrat, said Wednesday that the Senate will take up a compromise version of the voting and elections bill, S.1, known as “For the People Act,” as the first piece of legislation in September’s session.

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.