Bennet Statement on Senate Republicans’ Obstruction of Voting Rights Legislation

Bennet Spoke on the Senate Floor Earlier Urging Swift Action on Voting Rights

Washington, D.C. — Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after the Senate Republicans obstructed legislation to protect the right to vote:

“Tonight the Senate failed to meet the moment. After a year that has seen partisan state legislators introduce more than 500 bills making it harder to vote, Senate Republicans have blocked critically important legislation to protect our democracy. Tonight’s outcome is a profound disappointment, but progress in our history has never come in a straight line. Until every American can vote as easily and securely as we do in Colorado, we have more work to do.”

Earlier, Bennet spoke on the Senate floor urging Senate action on voting rights.