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The ‘For The People Act’ Will Just Be Act 1 In The Fight Over The Filibuster And Voting Rights

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 12: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talks with reporters after a vote in the Capitol on Thursday, September 12, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
March 4, 2021 12:31 p.m.

There’s a lot included in the sprawling voting rights legislation that the House passed Wednesday. But one big thing is missing: a restoration of the Voting Rights Act. The law has been hobbled since the Supreme Court struck down in 2013 the key formula that determined which states need to get election policy changes pre-approved due to their past records of discriminating against minority voters.

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