For The Record

U.S. Senate Republicans block a voting rights bill for the third time this year

By: - November 3, 2021 7:15 pm

For the third time this year, Senate Democrats tried to bring a voting rights bill to the floor and for the third time the attempt failed in the face of overwhelming GOP opposition. Jill Nolin/Georgia Recorder

Georgia U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock said while he was glad one Republican supported the measure, he was “deeply appalled” that most Republicans chose to block efforts to debate the issue.

“In the spirit of Congressman Lewis, it is incumbent on those Senators who believe in protecting the sacred right to vote to act and legislate boldly to defend the foundations of our democracy,” Warnock said in a statement.

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter in the States Newsroom Washington bureau. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues as well as climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.