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H.R. 3239 (115th): Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2017

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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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James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 13, 2017
Length: 27 pages
Jul 13, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 13, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


89 Cosponsors (79 Democrats, 10 Republicans)


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PHOTOS: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Joins Lawmakers, Voting Rights Advocates in Calling for Weekend Voting to Increase Turnout
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 7, 2017

Its Time to Secure Key Civil Rights Legislation
    — Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 17, 2017

Separated Children Held in Pleasant Hill Reunited with Their Parents
    — Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 30, 2018

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Jul 13, 2017

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H.R. 3239 (115th) 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. 3239. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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