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Voting bills and bid to change Senate rules fail

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Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

Voting laws that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is significant to defending democracy collapsed when two senators refused to be part of their very own celebration in altering Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a uncooked, emotional debate. The final result Wednesday evening was a stinging defeat for President Joe Biden and his celebration, coming on the tumultuous shut to his first 12 months in workplace. Despite a day of piercing debate and speeches that always carried echoes of an earlier period when the Senate filibuster was deployed by opponents of civil rights laws, Democrats couldn’t persuade holdout senators Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia to change the Senate procedures on this one invoice and permit a easy majority to advance it.

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