(Washington, D.C.) -- The President and Vice President Harris will travel to Atlanta Tuesday to promote voting rights.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Senate passage of two voting rights bills is an urgent priority to protect the constitutional right to vote. She called it a fundamental right of all Americans of voting age. Psaki also labeled it a bedrock principle of American democracy. The White House has criticized efforts in many Republican-led states to change voting laws, including in Georgia, accusing those states of aiming to restrict voting.
The Senate bills have no chance of passage unless majority Democrats alter the Senate filibuster. Two Democrats, West Virginia's Joe Manchin and Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema, are strongly resistant to changing the filibuster. It requires 60 votes to move legislation forward. The Senate is split 50-50 and Democrats have the majority because Vice President Harris can break ties.