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With support of just ONE Republican, House passes ‘Historic’ bill to Restore and Expand Voting Rights!…
Just one Republican—Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania—joined a united House Democratic caucus on Friday to pass what rights groups hailed as “historic” legislation to restore and expand voter protections that were gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013.
Lisa Gilbert, vice president of legislative affairs for Public Citizen, said passage of the Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4) is a “critical step” in combating Republican voter suppression efforts that have proliferated in the six years since the Supreme Court’s infamous ..
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After months of hearings held across the country and powerful evidence of widespread voter suppression schemes advanced by state and local govts, the House prepares to pass #HR4.
Grateful to voting rts advocates, citizens, experts, & the community of civil rights orgs who brought forth the evidence to support this legislstion. @NAACP_LDF @ACLU @LawyersComm @civilrightsorg & so many others & House leadership @RepTerriSewell @RepMarciaFudge @SpeakerPelosi
In 1886 in Yick Wo v Hopkins the Supreme Court stated that the right to vote is “preservative of all rights.” #HR4 is essential the very legitimacy of our democracy and to the right of racial and language minorities to having our voices heard.
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The 202-page House rules resolution was just filed. #HR4 has several changes for the upcoming @86thLegislature, so I'll be recapping some of those changes in this thread. #txlege
Rule 2, Section 9 is modified to allow "not more than two individuals to serve as parliamentarian." Speaker Bonnen announced that Sharon Carter and Hugh Brady will be the co-parliamentarians. #txlege
These committees will increase in members 7 to 9:
Ag. & Livestock
Bus. & Industry
Criminal Juris.
Culture, Rec. & Tourism
Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Interntl. Relations & Econ. Devel.
Juvenile Justice & Family Iss.
Land & Resource Man.
Urban Affairs
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