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A bill known as the Freedom to Vote Act earned 51 no votes and 49 yes votes. The initial the bill, called the For the People Act when it was brought to the Senate in March, was passed in the House of Congress where the Democrats retain a majority. The bill then went to the Senate. It did not pass in large part because Senate Republicans choose to filibuster it.
While violence at these volatile school board meetings has been at a minimum, verbal outbursts and potential threats to board members by parents has prompted the involvement of the United States Attorney General, Merrick Garland. The Department of Justice, at the behest of Garland, released a memo that has both shocked and dismayed parents across the United States.