Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated late Thursday that the Senate will take up the election-related bill on January 18th.
Earlier on Thursday, House Democrats merged two distinct voting bills—the Right to Vote Legislation and the John Lewis Voting Rights Amendment Act—into a single message and passed it on a party-line vote of 220-203.
The bill has been forwarded to the Senate, where Democrats are utilizing a procedural loophole to avoid a filibuster and force a discussion on the bill.
While Republicans in the Senate are no longer allowed to obstruct discussion, they may still prevent their Democratic colleagues from having a final vote.
Schumer's statement on January 18 is one day later than his self-imposed deadline of January 17 for taking up the election-related bill.
14 Jan 2022