Democrats Search for New Path Forward On Voting Rights After Republican Filibuster

President Biden says he hopes Democrats stay unified to find a new path forward for passing a voting rights bill.

The Democrats’ “For The People Act” did not receive the 60 votes it needed to pass on Tuesday.

The Senate was split 50-50 along party lines.

The bill would’ve created a national automatic system for registering voters and established national standards for mail-in and absentee ballots.

Biden has expressed support for the bill and plans to continue working on voting rights legislation.

Democrats hope Republicans’ use of the filibuster to stop debate on the voting rights bill in the Senate could prompt a new debate about changes to filibuster rules.