House Passes Bill Restoring Voting Rights
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FEATURING AARON SCHERB – 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?