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HR 9 - Voting Rights Act Reauthorization - Key Vote

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Ed Markey voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 109-246 -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (98-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (390-33) - (Key vote)

Title: Voting Rights Act Reauthorization

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that extends key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 for 25 years, including requirements for suspending the use of tests or devices in determining eligibility to vote and prohibition on covered jurisdictions from providing voting materials only in English. Additionally, the bill eliminates provisions regarding the use of federal examiners to examine applicants concerning their qualifications for voting and revises those regarding the use of federal observers to investigate and report on elections.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Voting Rights Act Reauthorization

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