Senate Democrats’ voting rights push stalls in the face of GOP opposition

By: - June 22, 2021 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leaves the Senate chamber during a brief recess during the impeachment trial proceedings at the U.S. Capitol. The Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump resumed on Tuesday and is expected to last several weeks. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 21: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leaves the Senate chamber during a brief recess (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senate Republicans shut down efforts to open debate on a sweeping elections reform and voting rights bill brought to the Senate floor by Democrats Tuesday night.

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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