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S. 1945 (113th): Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014

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A bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to revise the criteria for determining which States and political subdivisions are subject to section 4 of the Act, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Patrick Leahy

Sponsor. Senator for Vermont. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2014
Length: 27 pages
Jan 16, 2014
113th Congress, 2013–2015
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 16, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On The Voting Rights Amendment Act
    — Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT] (Sponsor) on Jun 25, 2014

Grassley Weekly Schedule
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] on Jun 24, 2014

On 1 Year Anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder Decision and 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer, Payne Calls on Congress to Pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act
    — Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10] on Jun 25, 2014

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Jan 16, 2014

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 25, 2014
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

S. 1945 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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