Crucial Voting Reform Just Passed the House. What’s Next?

A podium sits before the Capitol steps prior to a Democrat press conference about H.R. 1, at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2021.

On Wednesday night, the House of Representatives passed a sweeping package of voting rights and campaign finance reform that, if enacted, would reshape the structure of American politics, expanding the franchise and diminishing the power of wealthy interests. The bill passed not long before midnight by a margin of 220-210, with every Republican voting no, joined by one Democrat, Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi.

Crucial Voting Reform Just Passed the House. What’s Next?

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