Senate Republicans block Freedom to Vote Act, Democrats’ latest election overhaul bill
Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked the advancement of the Freedom to Vote Act, one of three major voting bills brought forward by Democrats in Congress this year.
"Our Republican colleagues may not agree with everything in this bill. Okay, then don't be scared. Don't hide behind your desk. Don't deny us the right to simply debate this bill,” Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a lead sponsor of the legislation, said on the Senate floor before the procedural vote that was expected to fail.
She noted that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer opened the...