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H.R. 2867 (114th): Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015

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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

Terri Sewell

Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015
Length: 41 pages
Jun 24, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 24, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Sewell Statement on Alabama Lawsuit Challenging Statewide Method for Judge Elections
    — Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7] (Sponsor) on Sep 12, 2016

On Voting Rights Act Anniversary, Congresswoman Lee Demands Action to Protect Americans Voices at the Ballot Box
    — Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 5, 2016

McGovern Joins Nearly 100 Members of Congress in Calling for Hearings on Democracy Reform
    — Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 21, 2016

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Jun 24, 2015

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H.R. 2867 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2867. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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