Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) indicated before Congress went on recess that Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D-Ore.) election reform “For the People” Act would be the top priority for congressional Democrats upon their return. This comes after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) successfully blocked debate on the bill earlier this month. In the evenly divided Senate, Democrats will have a tough battle to pass the legislation as Republicans stand together in unanimous opposition to the bill.
Texas Democrats who fled the state to avoid voting on a GOP-backed voter integrity bill have filed a lawsuit against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, and State Rep. James White.