GOP Halts Voting Bill That Takes On Court Ethics, Donor Rules

By Andrew Kragie (June 22, 2021, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Republicans on Tuesday blocked the Senate from considering major Democratic legislation on voting and campaign finance, stalling a package that contains a U.S. Supreme Court ethics code, lobbying changes and funding disclosure for political ads, including those related to judicial nominations.

Republicans on Tuesday blocked a voting and campaign finance bill that Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called a "transparently partisan plan to tilt every election in America permanently in [Democrats'] favor." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) A 50-50 procedural vote along party lines failed to meet a 60-vote threshold to take up the For the People Act, marking the end of the...

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