(Worthy News) – After Republicans blocked their sweeping voting rights bill in the Senate last month and with GOP-led state “election integrity” bills looming, House Democrats are going back to basics on elections.
The House Committee on Administration held a hearing on Monday to discuss what constitutional authority Congress has over state-run federal elections, with an eye on many of the provisions in the “For the People Act” that passed the House in March and was unable to overcome the 60-vote cloture rule threshold to overcome a filibuster in June due to Republican opposition.
The largely aspirational H.R. 1 or S. 1 “For the People Act,” which includes automatic voter registration and public funding for campaigns, appears dead in Congress due in part to the filibuster. There is virtually no chance for at least 10 Republicans to flip to support the legislation, and Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona are firmly opposed to ending the filibuster. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]