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Pelosi Supports Lowering Voting Age to 16

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (AP)

By    |   Thursday, 14 March 2019 10:50 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., says she would support lowering the national voting age to 16.

"I myself, personally, I'm not speaking for my caucus, I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16," Pelosi told The Daily Caller after making her preference known at a Thursday news conference.

"I think it's really important to capture kids when they're in high school when they're interested in all of this when they're learning about government to be able to vote."

The issue came up for debate last week in the House as an amendment — and failed — on the "For The People Act" that would overhaul U.S. election and campaign finance laws, The Daily Caller reported.

Since 2013, 13 states have proposed bills to lower the voting age, the news outlet reported. 

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