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H.R. 4: Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019

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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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Terri Sewell

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

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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2019
Length: 40 pages
Feb 26, 2019

Ordered Reported on Oct 23, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on October 23, 2019.

The House Majority Leader indicated on Dec 2, 2019 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.

32% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

VIDEO: Rep. Sewell Takes to the House Floor Ahead of House Vote on H.R. 4
    — Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7] (Sponsor) on Dec 5, 2019

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019
    — Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 23, 2019

Sensenbrenner Urges Need for Bipartisanship in Restoring Voting Rights Act
    — Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5] on Oct 23, 2019

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Feb 26, 2019

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

Oct 23, 2019
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 29, 2019
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Dec 2, 2019
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

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H.R. 4 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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