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Amid Busy Biden Agenda, Congress Renews Voting Rights Package Push

This Week in Voting Rights: A weekly roundup of news on Americans' access to the ballot box.
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (C), Democrat of California, speaks alongside Democratic members of the House about H.R.1, the "For the People Act," at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 4, 2019. - Democr... US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (C), Democrat of California, speaks alongside Democratic members of the House about H.R.1, the "For the People Act," at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 4, 2019. - Democrats announced their first piece of legislation to reform voting rights provisions, ethics reforms and a requirement that presidential candidates release 10 years of tax returns. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 25, 2021 2:40 p.m.

With the pandemic and the economic crisis it caused, Congress has a lot to consider under the new Biden administration. But not to be forgotten is the sweeping package of democracy reforms House Democrats unveiled in early 2019 — which includes several measures to open up access to the ballot box — as a signal of what they’d prioritize if Democrats won back the Senate and the White House.

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