Schumer: Senate to Vote on Filibuster Change on Voting Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the Senate will vote soon on easing filibuster rules in an effort to advance stalled voting rights legislation.

Schumer says in a letter to colleagues that the Senate “must evolve” on the rules. Pointing to the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the New York Democrat says the rule changes are needed to protect the nation’s democracy.

Schumer says the Senate will “debate and consider” the rule changes on or before January 17, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In the 50-50 Senate, Democrats are trying to overcome the 60-vote threshold needed to turn back a Republican filibuster blocking their election law package.

By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press

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