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Texans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz help GOP senators block federal voting rights bill

Democratic leaders now plan in the coming hours to execute a maneuver to change the rules and allow the filibuster to be broken with a simple majority vote. But Democrats, with a 50-50 majority secured by Vice President Harris’ tiebreaking vote, do not have the support to execute that plan.

The U.S. Capitol on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.

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