Statement by President Biden on the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
Today, Senate Republicans blocked debate on the bipartisan John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Provisions in the bill have passed the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support five times, most recently 98-0 in 2006. Let there be a debate and let there be a vote.
The right to vote is sacred and constitutional. It’s fundamental to all other rights. The soul of America is at stake.