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S. 561: Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019

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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: Feb 26, 2019
Length: 41 pages
Introduced
Feb 26, 2019
Status

Introduced on Feb 26, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 26, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What legislators are saying

Wyden Leads Resolution to Designate September as National Voting Rights Month
    — Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 13, 2019

Bennet Joins 80 Members of Congress on Resolution to Designate September as National Voting Rights Month
    — Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 16, 2019

Rep. Veasey and Sen. Wyden Lead Bicameral Resolution to Designate September as National Voting Rights Month
    — Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33] on Sep 12, 2019

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History

Feb 26, 2019
 
Introduced

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Passed Senate

 
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Signed by the President

S. 561 is 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.

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