Biden Says He Will Ramp Up Push To Expand Voting Rights, And Puts Harris In Charge

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President Biden says there needs to be a new push to register and educate voters, and new pressure on the Senate to pass a bill. Vice President Harris will lead his charge for voting rights.

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