Endangered House Dems Want Leaders to Press Agenda

House Democrats running for reelection in competitive districts are urging leadership this week to push more legislation that could reverse the party’s political fortunes ahead of the midterm elections this fall. Roughly six months out from the elections, Republicans are well-positioned to take back the House this fall. Many of the 32 Frontline Democrats considered… Read more »

Voting Rights Bill Blocked in Senate

The push for federal voting rights legislation appears stymied, after Senate Republicans blocked an elections bill in the chamber last night and Democrats were unsuccessful in weakening the Senate’s filibuster rules to pass the legislation by a simple majority. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has been blocked on several attempts to pass voting rights… Read more »

Senate GOP Blocks Voting Rights Bill

Senate Republicans yesterday filibustered Democrats’ attempt to move forward with the Freedom to Vote Act, a more narrowly focused voting rights bill that had the backing of every Senate Democrat. “We’re not deterred, but there’s still a lot of work to do and I think it’s really a sad day,” Vice President Kamala Harris said… Read more »

Schumer Schedules Doomed Vote on Elections Bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has scheduled a procedural vote next week on the Freedom to Vote Act, a more narrowly focused voting rights bill that Schumer says has the backing of every Senate Democrat. The legislation is the result of months of negotiations between Schumer, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and seven other Democratic… Read more »