January 19, 2022

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) issued the following statement regarding the future of voting rights legislation and filibuster reform in the United States Senate:

“While I am deeply disappointed, tonight’s vote is not the end of this fight. We will redouble our efforts and move forward. As my colleague Senator Warnock said tonight in the Senate, just as John Lewis finally persevered in the march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge – we will keep fighting until we cross that bridge of suffrage.

“Tonight, all Democrats were united in our efforts to pass the John Lewis Free Suffrage Act and Advancing Voting Rights Act to protect Americans’ access to the polls and address the poison of Trump’s big lie that has fueled Republican state legislatures across our country to erect barriers to voting All Republicans have opposed Although our effort to change the rules of the Senate — an effort that, in my opinion, is fundamental to our democracy and a functioning Senate – has not succeeded, we must remain firm in this pursuit.

“The fight goes on.”



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