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Raw Senate debate in fight to end voting bill filibuster

Senators faced off in emotional, raw debate Wednesday on voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital for protecting democracy but that almost certainly will be defeated without a filibuster rules change, in what would be a stinging setback for President Joe Biden and his party. “I haven’t given up,” Biden said

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Dems switch strategy on voting bill as Biden pushes action

Lacking the votes to change filibuster rules, Senate Democrats are pushing ahead with a new strategy on their sweeping voting and elections legislation: launching debate short of assurance of a vote in order to force a public showdown over the key party priority. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer outlined the plan in a memo obtained

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