Schumer: Senate to vote on filibuster change on voting bill

Chuck Schumer

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the Senate will vote on filibuster rules changes to advance stalled voting rights legislation.

Schumer says in a letter to colleagues that the Senate “must evolve.”

Pointing to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, he says the rules changes are needed to protect democracy.

Schumer says the Senate will “debate and consider” the rules changes by Jan. 17, on or before 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 elections law package.

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