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Senate To Hold Procedural Vote On Voting Rights Bill

The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would require states to obtain federal preclearance before changing their election processes.

Senate To Hold Procedural Vote On Voting Rights Bill
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The Senate is set to hold a procedural vote on a major voting rights bill called the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. It passed the House in August.

House Passes John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

House Passes John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

The bill restores protections stripped by the Supreme Court in 2013.

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A bipartisan group of Senators said they reached a deal on voting legislation Tuesday. The vote comes just weeks after Senate Republicans blocked another voting rights bill.