U.S. Rep Diana DeGette (D-CO) released the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965:
"Today is a sad day. I am deeply disappointed in the Supreme Court's decision overturning Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. The Act has played a critical role in assuring voter equity for almost 50 years, and today's action by the Court undermines that progress. The right to vote is the most fundamental right of our democracy, and I am saddened and angry that the Supreme Court today took steps to undermine that right for millions of Americans."