Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) introduced the Right to Vote Act on Wednesday.
“This is legislation that would ensure that courts respect the right to vote as the fundamental right that it is,” Jones said.
“It is the first congressional guarantee of the right to vote in federal elections.
The Right to Vote Act was first introduced by Jones in the House as an amendment to the For the People Act in March.
The amendment was not agreed to in the House, so Jones sought Senate sponsors to introduce it as standalone legislation.
Tom Williams via Getty Images Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) first introduced the Right to Vote Act as an amendment to the For the People Act in May.
The Right to Vote Act, which at the time took the form of Jones’ amendment, “would reach those policies,” Stephanopoulos wrote. »