The United States Senate failed to invoke cloture on the DC Voting Rights Act this week. Further action was blocked for now.
The final tally was 57-42. That’s a clear majority of the Senate but THREE VOTES SHORT OF THE SIXTY VOTES NEEDED on this procedural motion.
Both North Carolina Senators voted NO.
Citizens of the District of Columbia pay U.S. taxes, fight and die for the U.S. during wartime, and are governed by the laws that Congress passes; however, they have no voting representative in Congress.