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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.

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Sponsor and status

Terri Sewell

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

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2019
Length: 38 pages
Introduced
Feb 26, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Dec 6, 2019

This bill passed in the House on December 6, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Sewell Calls on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to Take Up and Pass the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020
    — Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7] (Sponsor) on Jul 27, 2020

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Releases Statement on the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
    — Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 6, 2020

Rep. Fudge Statement on 55th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act
    — Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 6, 2020

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History

Feb 26, 2019
 
Introduced

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Oct 23, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 29, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Dec 6, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jan 29, 2020
 
Considered by House Committee on Homeland Security

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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

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