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.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 7th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2017
Length: 42 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on June 21, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Sewell Introduces Voting Rights Advancement Act at #RestoreTheVOTE Speak Out”
— Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7] (Sponsor) on Jun 22, 2017
“Ranking Member Nadler Statement in Opposition to H.Res 1071”
— Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 26, 2018
“Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Women's Equality Day”
— Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 29, 2017
Jun 24, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2867 (114th).
Jun 21, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Dec 6, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4.
H.R. 2978 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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