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S. 4263 (116th): John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

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A bill 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

Patrick Leahy

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Vermont. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2020
Length: 41 pages
Jul 22, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 22, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


47 Cosponsors (44 Democrats, 2 Independents, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Leahy Leads Judiciary Committee Democrats In Pressing Chairman Graham For Committee Action On The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
    — Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT] (Sponsor) on Jul 27, 2020

Senate Judiciary Democrats Press Graham to Move on John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
    — Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 28, 2020

Harris, Leahy, Judiciary Democrats Press Chairman Graham For Committee Action On The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
    — Vice President Kamala Harris [D] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 27, 2020

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Jul 22, 2020

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S. 4263 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 4263. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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