MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 03 Jul 2022 19:59:54 +0000 Biden all but concedes defeat on voting bills http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/e4de09df098a4c70b3c0a3a4569ab753 All but acknowledging defeat, President Joe Biden says he's "not sure" his elections and voting rights legislation can pass Congress. Biden headed to the Capitol to prod Dem. senators in a closed-door meeting, but was downbeat when he emerged (Jan. 13) e4de09df098a4c70b3c0a3a4569ab753 Thu, 13 Jan 2022 20:35:36 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLWashington, DC - 13 January 20221. Mid, U.S. President Joe Biden walks out of room towards microphones2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"First of all, you all ask questions about complicated subjects like, can you get this done? I hope we can get this done. The honest to God answer is, I don't know whether we can get this done. Is this mic on? I guess anyway? Yeah. And we're not sure, and I'm not sure either. But anyway, I hope we can get this done, but one thing for certain. One thing for certain, like every other major civil rights bill that came along, if we missed the first time, we can come back and try it a second time. We missed this time. We missed this time. And the state, legislative bodies continue to change the law, not as to who can vote, who gets to count the vote. Count the vote. Count the vote. It's about election subversion, not just whether or not people get to vote. Who counts the vote? That's what this is about. That's what makes this so different from anything else we've ever done. I don't know that we can get it done, but I know one thing, as long as I have a breath in me, as long as I'm in the White House, as long as I'm engaged at all, I'm going to be fighting to change the way these legislatures have movement. Thank you."STORYLINE:All but acknowledging defeat, President Joe Biden said Thursday he's "not sure" his elections and voting rights legislation can pass Congress this year. He spoke at the Capitol after a key fellow Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, dramatically announced her refusal to go along with changing Senate rules to muscle past a Republican filibuster blockade.Biden had ridden to the Capitol to prod Democratic senators in a closed-door meeting, but he was downbeat when he emerged. He vowed to keep fighting but was talking about next year for the sweeping legislation that advocates say is vital to protecting elections."One thing for certain, like every other major civil rights bill that came along, if we missed the first time, we can come back and try it a second time," he told reporters. "As long as I'm in the White House, as long as I'm engaged at all, I'm going to be fighting."Sinema all but dashed the bill's chances moments earlier, declaring just before Biden arrived on Capitol Hill that she could not support a "short sighted" rules change.The moment once again leaves Biden empty-handed after a high-profile visit to Congress. Earlier forays did little to advance his other big priority, the "Build Back Better Act" of social and climate change initiatives. Instead, Biden returns to the White House with his second-year agenda languishing in Congress.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. All but acknowledging defeat, President Joe Biden says he's "not sure" his elections and voting rights legislation can pass Congress. Biden headed to the Capitol to prod Dem. senators in a closed-door meeting, but was downbeat when he emerged (Jan. 13) Biden all but concedes defeat on voting bills