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Rep. Sewell Introduces H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, to Restore Protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) introduced H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. This critical legislation would restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) which were gutted by the Supreme Court in the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision and more recently in the 2021 Brnovich v. DNC decision. The bill aims to protect voters from dis...

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on “Oversight of the Voting Rights Act: Potential Legislative Reforms”

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during a Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "Oversight of the Voting Rights Act: Potential Legislative Reforms:" “Mr. Chairman, I thank you for convening this important hearing at a critical moment in the life of our ...

House Judiciary Committee Announces Oversight of Voting Rights Act Hearing with Department of Justice

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Chairman Steve Cohen (D-TN) announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Monday, August 16th at 10 A.M. EDT with Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Kristen M. Clarke to discuss potential legislative responses to o...

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "The Need to Enhance the Voting Rights Act: Practice-Based Coverage"

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during a Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "The Need to Enhance the Voting Rights Act: Practice-Based Coverage:" "Mr. Chairman, over the last few years the Subcommittee has focused much of its consideration of voting...

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "The Implications of Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee and Potential Legislative Responses"

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during a Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "The Implications of Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee and Potential Legislative Responses:" "Mr. Chairman, I appreciate your holding today’s hearing to consider wha...

Nadler & Cohen Statement on SCOTUS Ruling in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee

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Washington, D.C. - Today, a divided Supreme Court issued an opinion in the consolidated case of Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, upholding two Arizona voting restrictions that had been challenged as racially discriminatory and, therefore, violations of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on the Constitution...

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "The Need to Enhance the Voting Rights Act: Preliminary Injunctions, Bail-in Coverage, Election Observers, and Notice"

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during a Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "The Need to Enhance the Voting Rights Act: Preliminary Injunctions, Bail-in Coverage, Election Observers, and Notice": "Mr. Chairman, I appreciate your holding today’s hear...

REPS. NADLER, JEFFRIES, VELÁZQUEZ, MALONEY, MEEKS, CLARKE, MENG, SUOZZI, ESPAILLAT, TORRES & BOWMAN URGE NEW YORKERS TO FULLY PARTICIPATE IN FIRST-EVER RANKED CHOICE VOTING ELECTION

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NEW YORK, NY – Today, on the eve of New York City’s first citywide election with ranked-choice voting, U.S. Representatives Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Gregory Meeks (NY-05), Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Grace Meng (NY-06), Thomas Suozzi (NY-03), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Ritchie Torres (NY-15) and Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) released ...

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "Oversight of the Voting Rights Act: A Continuing Record of Discrimination"

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Washington, D.C. —Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during a Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "Oversight of the Voting Rights Act: A Continuing Record of Discrimination:" "The purpose of today’s hearing is to continue the Subcommittee’s oversight of the Voting Rights ...

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "Oversight of the Voting Rights Act: The Evolving Landscape of Voting Discrimination"

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during a Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "Oversight of the Voting Rights Act: The Evolving Landscape of Voting Discrimination": "The Voting Rights Act is rightly regarded by many as our nation’s most important civil rights law. "M...

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