Schumer insists ‘failure is not an option’ as voting rights fight intensifies

Dems face growing public opposition from Senate Republicans, who on Tuesday held a press conference objecting to changes in the filibuster

By: - January 11, 2022 5:16 pm
Protesters hold signs encouraging voting rights

Activists attend a “Defend Democracy” vigil near the U.S. Capitol on the one-year anniversary of the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa is a reporter in the States Newsroom Washington, D.C, bureau. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.