2019-12-10 11:48:22

House Passes Bill Restoring Voting Rights



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Aaron Scherb, who is the director Director of Legislative Affairs at Common Cause.

More than 6 years after the US Supreme Court gutted key portions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the House of Representatives on Friday passed HR 4, a sweeping bill that reverses that decision. In the years since the court’s actions, Republican-dominated states in particular, have moved to undermine voting rights for those communities that tend to vote Democratic: people of color and African Americans in particular.

Now, in a bill sponsored by Alabama Representative Terri Sewell, the House passed HR 4 along almost partisan lines to undo the damage.

But given that the Senate and White House remains under Republican Control, will HR 4 become law?

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