For The People Act Blocked in Senate

The measure was called an attempt at government overreach regarding elections.

In the wee hours Wednesday morning, before adjourning for the rest of the month, members of the Senate intensely debated the For The People Act voting legislation. Led by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the act was blocked from further consideration.

Senator McConnell, speaking on the Senate floor, called the package a major power grab. Other senators, including Joe Manchin of West Virginia, expressed concern on attempts to expand the federal government’s control over elections and efforts to boost election integrity.

“I firmly believe that we need common-sense voter ID requirements, just like we have in West Virginia,” said Senator Manchin. “They strengthen the security of our elections without making it harder for Americans to vote. I also firmly believe that we shouldn’t politicize the federal elections commission, prohibit any guardrails on vote-by-mail, or prevent local election officials from doing basic maintenance of voter rolls.”

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York had framed the bill as a class and race issue.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the members of the Senate now in adjournment for most of the remainder of the month of August.
  • For government officials at the federal, state, and local levels seeking to make election reforms.
  • For wisdom for U.S. public servants as they consider the need for voter legislation, including voter ID.

Sources: One America News, The Hill


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