House passes bill bolstering landmark voting law

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LaQuita Howard of Washington, with the League of Women Voters, attends a rally for voting rights, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, adjacent the White House successful Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Voting Rights

Posted at 6:43 PM, Aug 24, 2021

and past updated 2021-08-24 19:47:42-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats person passed authorities that would fortify a landmark civilian rights-era voting instrumentality weakened by the Supreme Court implicit the past decade.

It's a measurement enactment leaders are touting arsenic advancement successful their quest to crook backmost voting restrictions precocious successful Republican-led states.

The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act passed Tuesday connected a 219-212 vote. No Republicans voted for the bill.

The measure is named aft John Lewis, the erstwhile Georgia congressman who died past year.

It faces dim prospects successful the Senate, wherever they bash not person capable votes to flooded absorption from Republicans, who person excoriated it arsenic “unnecessary” and a “power grab.”

House Democrats urged Senate Democrats to alteration Senate rules to walk the measure by a elemental bulk if they can't get 10 Republicans connected board.

The measure was passed successful the House connected the aforesaid time the House Democrats came unneurotic to determination guardant with the president's $3.5 trillion fund plan.

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