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Brennan Center Reacts: House Vote on Voting Rights Legislation

Now the Senate must act.

January 13, 2022
Contact: Julian Brookes, Media Contact,, 646-292-8376

For Immediate Release
January 13, 2022

The House of Representatives has just passed the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. The legislation now goes to the Senate.

Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center, had this reaction:

“The House’s bold action is exactly what this moment requires. Now the Senate must act. In the long fight for voting rights, this is a critical moment. Every senator must choose, and every senator must vote. The health of our democracy is at stake."