House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On Voting Rights Act


Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OHIO) stands outside the U.S. Capitol before a news conference with House Republicans in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OHIO) stands outside the U.S. Capitol before a news conference with House Republicans in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)


A House Judiciary Subcommittee held a hearing regarding the Voting Rights Advancement Act. The Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties discussed the act on Monday as well as any potential legislative reforms.

The controversial bill has potentially threatened election security and integrity at a time when states have been set to begin redistricting. It would ban such a practice if deemed to give one party an advantage.

Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson (R) argued the Democrats’ attempts to change states’ voting rights amounted to an unconstitutional power grab.

“In 1965, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act to overcome state resistance and barriers that prevented minorities from exercising their right, the right that’s guaranteed to vote by the 15th Amendment,” he noted. “As we’ve discussed at all the prior hearings in 2013, the Supreme Court held in Shelby County v. Holder that continuing to require states to preclear election law changes based upon conduct from decades ago, was an unconstitutional invasion of state sovereignty.”

 

Meanwhile, Republicans continue to push back and argue the plan would result in federalized elections.


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