U.S. Senate holds voting hearing in Atlanta Monday

07/19/2021 — Atlanta, Georgia — Georgia State Sen. Sally Harrell, former Morgan County Election Board Member Helen Butler and Georgia voter José Segarra are sworn in before testifying during a field hearing of the Senate Rules Committee centered on voting legislation at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Monday, July 19, 2021. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution)
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07/19/2021 — Atlanta, Georgia — Georgia State Sen. Sally Harrell, former Morgan County Election Board Member Helen Butler and Georgia voter José Segarra are sworn in before testifying during a field hearing of the Senate Rules Committee centered on voting legislation at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Monday, July 19, 2021. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution)

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The U.S. Senate Rules Committee will hold its first field hearing in two decades in Atlanta Monday as Democrats focus attention on new voting restrictions in Georgia and other GOP-led states to jumpstart the push for a federal elections overhaul.

The agenda includes testimony from U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, Democratic state Sen. Sally Harrell of Dunwoody, Helen Butler of the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda and Jose Segarra, a Houston County voter. U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff, a member of the committee, is also expected to help lead the questioning.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who will chair the hearing, held a roundtable on voting rights Sunday afternoon in Cobb County, which featured Stacey Abrams.

The AJC will provide coverage of the Senate hearing as part of its ongoing coverage of voting access and the new Georgia voting law.

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U.S. Senate hearing on Monday

The Senate Rules Committee will hold a field hearing at 10 a.m. July 19 at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. Details and livestream link.