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‘Right here, right now’: Warnock demands GOP colleagues debate major voting rights legislation

Warnock took to the podium for a floor speech ahead of an initial vote that will decide if the For the People Act, a massive Democrat-led voting reform bill. But hours later, GOP lawmakers carried through with their pledge to freeze any movement of the bill using the filibuster. All 50 Democratic senators voted in favor of the bill, but far short of the 60 votes needed to break filibuster.