House passes John Lewis Advance Voting Rights Act

House passes John Lewis Advance Voting Rights Act

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Development Act, which is intended to strengthen a vital component of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which two Supreme Court decisions have weakened.

The legislation passed the House by 219 votes to 212. There was no Republican support.

HR 4 will restore the Informed Consent version of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which the Supreme Court struck down in 2013.

Section five of the Voting Rights announced, a key provision mandating a federal review of state and local election laws with a history of discrimination against voters, was removed after Shelby County, Alabama, filed a lawsuit in Washington, DC. Seeking Department of Justice approval before changing voting procedures is unconstitutional.

With at least 17 legislatures in Republican-led states recently passing voting restrictions, Democrats and voting rights advocates said the bill would ensure minority voters reach the polls.

"It is unpatriotic to undermine the ability of the people, who have the right to vote and access the polls. As John knows, this precious pillar of our democracy is under attack from the worst voter suppression campaign in America since Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, declared during a debate in the House of Representatives Representatives that the case of Shelby v. Holder is serious, which he launched in 2013, introduced in 2021 more than 400 suppression laws.

House Republicans criticized the bill as a "federal election grab" and "power grab" by Democrats that would undermine the state's election process.

0/Post a Comment/Comments