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McConnell Says Senate Won’t Vote On House Bill To Expand Voting Rights, Make Election Day National Holiday

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McConnell Says Senate Won’t Vote On House Bill To Expand Voting Rights, Make Election Day National Holiday





Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Monday that the Senate will not vote on a House election reform bill that aims to expand voting rights by creating automatic voter registration and making Election Day a national holiday for federal workers.

“This sprawling 622-page door stop is never going to become law. I certainly don’t plan to even bring it to the floor here in the Senate,” McConnell said from the Senate floor.

McConnell added that “there’s always improvements and reforms to be made, but this certainly isn’t.”



House Democrats are expected to pass a sweeping anti-corruption bill known as H.R. 1 this week.

Democrats rolled out the legislation on their first day back in control of the House.

The measure also aims to increase election security by pushing back on foreign threats.

McConnell previously referred to the measure as the “Democratic Politician Protection Act.”

“One of our two major political parties has begun embracing one radical, half-baked socialist proposal after another. It’s really a sight to see,” McConnell said on Monday.

He added that the bill is a “sweeping Washington, D.C. takeover of what Americans can say about politics and how they elect their representatives.”





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