On Capitol Hill just now, the House of Representatives has voted to PASS the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Advocates of vote suppression are not having a good Friday.
The House passed a package of bills aimed at restoring protections of the Voting Rights Act rolled back by a key 2013 SCOTUS ruling.
— POLITICO (@politico) December 6, 2019
All but a single Republican (Brian Fitzpatrick) just voted *against* the Voting Right Act (!) restoration bill in the House.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 6, 2019
The right to vote is a cornerstone of our democracy. But the Supreme Court's decision to gut the Voting Rights Act has meant democracy denied for far too many eligible voters in America. Proud to have voted for #HR4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, to protect & #RestoreTheVote https://t.co/OQy4xHwinS
— Congressman Tim Ryan (@RepTimRyan) December 6, 2019
The right to vote is the heart of American democracy. #HR4 restores the integrity of the Voting Rights Act, and I was so proud to vote for its passage today.
— Rep. Donna E. Shalala (@RepShalala) December 6, 2019
Every House Republican but one voted against restoring the Voting Rights Act overturned by five Supreme Court justices despite strong bipartisan support in both houses of Congress. Looking on was @repjohnlewis, who was beaten trying to secure that right.
— Jonathan D. Salant (@JDSalant) December 6, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) December 6, 2019
The House just voted almost entirely along party lines to restore the central provision of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act. Walking back to the Senate side of the Capitol I spotted this sign. pic.twitter.com/yf6Nzz0Wuw
— Sheryl Gay Stolberg (@SherylNYT) December 6, 2019
Full GOP embrace of white supremacy in 13 yrs:
“The bill passed the House on a largely party-line vote, 228-187. Unlike in 2006, when the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act passed the House by a vote of 390-33, only one House Republican... voted for the new bill.” https://t.co/FNz21MiSam
— Nate Powell (@Nate_Powell_Art) December 6, 2019
Just voted to restore Voting Rights Act protections gutted by the Supreme Court's Shelby decision. Barriers that block the right to vote–including voter suppression–are completely unacceptable. Must ensure all voters have equal access to the ballot box. #HR4 #VRA #RestoreTheVote
— Grace Meng (@RepGraceMeng) December 6, 2019
— Vanita Gupta (@vanitaguptaCR) December 6, 2019