Joe Biden to back filibuster rule change to push voting rights bill

Posted on AllSides January 11th, 2022
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Joe Biden plans to use a speech in Georgia on Tuesday to throw his support behind changing the Senate’s filibuster rules to allow action on voting rights legislation, calling it a moment to choose “democracy over autocracy”. But some civil rights activists, proclaiming themselves more interested in action than speeches, say they plan to stay away.

With the Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, setting up Martin Luther King Jr Day as the deadline to either pass voting legislation or consider revising the rules, Biden is expected to evoke the memories...

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