Pelosi Hopes to Pass Voting Rights Bill by MLK Day

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi praised voting rights legislation that the House voted on Thursday.

Democrats are trying to force a public showdown over their sweeping elections legislation, aiming to launch debate on a key party priority even though there’s no assurance the bill will come to a vote.

The effort in the House is seen as part of a workaround to avoid a Republican filibuster that for months has blocked formal debate over the legislation on the Senate floor.

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