WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Rules Committee held their first field hearing in 20 years on Monday, with Senators and witnesses heading to Georgia to testify on the slate of Republican voter suppression efforts in the state and the necessity of federal action to protect voting rights.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new group called the Business for Voting Rights Coalition published a letter to Congress on Wednesday urging the passage of legislation to restore key provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Texas State Senate has advanced Senate Bill 1, the Republicans’ new omnibus voter suppression bill that Senate Republicans hope to pass during this special session. S.B. 1 includes many provisions from both S.B. 7 and a new House voter suppression bill.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, Democrats in the Texas State Legislature announced they will leave the state in order to deny Republicans of the quorum they need to move forward with their latest voter suppression efforts during the state’s special session.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a new letter to Senate colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer laid out the Democratic Senate caucus’s priorities for the rest of the summer session. The letter, addressed to Senate Democrats, lays out the legislative successes of the Biden administration so far this year, including the expansion of the Child Tax Credit and the advances on climate change and COVID-19 recovery.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, Texas Senate Republicans released the text of Senate Bill 1, the new voter suppression bill the body will consider during the state’s special session that began the same day.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday evening the Texas House of Representatives released its proposed “election integrity and security” bill for the special session set to begin Thursday, July 8.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has announced the legislative agenda for the special session of the Texas Legislature that is scheduled to start Thursday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Massachusetts state government allowed an expanded mail-in voting provision to expire last week, changing the state’s mail voting rules just weeks before summer and fall elections begin.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, the historic Virginia Voting Rights Act went into effect. The legislation, passed by the Democratic majorities in the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates, and signed by a Democratic governor, restores key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that were gutted on a nationwide level by the Supreme Court.