The Associated Press reports:
Days before the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the Senate will vote on filibuster rules changes to advance stalled voting legislation that Democrats say is needed to protect democracy.
In a letter Monday to colleagues, Schumer, D-N.Y., said the Senate “must evolve” and will “debate and consider” the rules changes by Jan. 17, on or before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as the Democrats seek to overcome Republican opposition to their elections law package.
“Let me be clear: January 6th was a symptom of a broader illness — an effort to delegitimize our election process,” Schumer wrote, “and the Senate must advance systemic democracy reforms to repair our republic or else the events of that day will not be an aberration — they will be the new norm.
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Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the Senate will vote on filibuster rules changes to advance stalled voting rights legislation that Democrats say is needed to protect democracy. In a letter to colleagues, Schumer wrote that the Senate “must evolve.” https://t.co/iKdWaOrcS8
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 3, 2022