Biden Calls on Congress to Pass Voting Rights Bill

President Biden this week forcefully condemned a wave of voting restrictions proposed in Republican-led states and called on Congress to pass federal legislation addressing the issue. Speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Biden said the spate of state-based election reform proposals is “the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War.”… Read more »

Senate Committee Deadlocks on Voting Rights Bill

The Senate Rules Committee deadlocked on Democrats’ sweeping voting rights, campaign finance and ethics bill (S. 1) in a markup Tuesday, previewing the firestorm ahead if Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) brings it to the floor this summer as promised. The For the People Act, which passed the House in March on a party-line… Read more »

Democrats Tweak Voting Rights Bill

Congressional Democrats have tweaked their signature voting rights, campaign finance and ethics bill ahead of a Senate committee vote next week, but likely have not done enough to win the support of many GOP senators. The House passed the bill, titled the “For the People Act,” in March. It holds the symbolic designation of H.R…. Read more »

CBC Pushes More Targeted Voting Rights Bill

With Senate Republicans pushing back on the expansive voting rights bill (H.R. 1) passed by the House on a party-line vote last month, key members of the Congressional Black Caucus have proposed a more narrowly focused bill that would be named for the late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). The CBC is working on a bill… Read more »

ASAE Issues Statement on State Voting Reform Laws

In response to a proliferation of voting reform legislation under consideration in multiple states, ASAE today issued a statement on values and principles that should guide lawmakers. A newly enacted voting law in Georgia has been challenged in a federal lawsuit filed this week by the ACLU and civil rights groups, but more than 250… Read more »