The much-anticipated Senate Bill 1 hit the Senate floor and failed along political party lines. However, VP Kamala Harris (D) has vowed to not give up on the For the People Act.
In a recent press release, Harris characterized the right to vote as “fundamental,” claiming “It gives Americans a voice in what happens in our nation,” and called the 50 Nay votes on the bill “unprecedented attacks on our voting rights,” adding “There are unjust bills in dozens of state legislatures that would limit early voting and vote by mail and otherwise make it harder for the American people to vote,” in regard to recent voter security measures multiple states have taken since election day.
Harris then moved on to say “I want to be clear that our Administration remains determined to work with Congress to pass the For The People Act, and we will keep working with Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act,” effectively vowing to keep the legislation alive.
Harris claimed that the For the People Act has “broad support,” which Florida Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) has directly disagreed with.
Scott went on to list other aspects of election integrity voters have supported across the country, such as voter ID and not wanting American taxpayer dollars to be contributed towards attack ads.