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
Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 7th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Sep 14, 2021
Length: 75 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on August 24, 2021 but was never passed by the Senate.
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).
223 Cosponsors (223 Democrats)
Failed Cloture — Nov 3, 2021
Statement of Administration Policy
What legislators are saying
“Pappas Helps House Pass Legislation to Protect Democracy, Restore the Voting Rights Act”
— Rep. Chris Pappas [D-NH1] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 13, 2022
“Carter on Democrats’ backroom election overhaul deal”
— Rep. Earl “Buddy” Carter [R-GA1] on Jan 13, 2022
H.R. 4 (117th) 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. 4. This is the one from the 117th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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