On Thursday, a group of Democrats introduced a bill that would lower the minimum age at which people can vote in the U S.
The bill was introduced by Grace Meng, a New York representative. It states that the right to vote for individuals who are 16 years old or older should not be abridged by the US or any other state.
The 26th Amendment states that citizens are only allowed to vote if they are 18 years old.
A suburb in Washington, DC, is considering reducing the voting age even without regard to one's citizenship.
According to Nancy Pelosi, who was the Speaker of the House, she supports lowering the voting age from 18 to 16.
In 2019, Pelosi told the caller that she was not speaking for her caucus, but she firmly believed that it was important to lower the voting age to 16 to allow young people to learn about democracy.
Ayanna Pressley, a representative from Massachusetts, had tried to introduce an amendment that would have lowered the voting age to 16. Pressley's amendment was defeated, and other Democrats also supported the idea.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Daily Caller.