Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court decision striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act:
"Voting is one of our most sacred rights, and Mississippi ensures this right for all citizens. Today's ruling is a welcome recognition of reality. Mississippi has come a long way since 1964, and today has the highest number of African American elected officials in the country. This is strong evidence that rules designed to right the wrongs of previous generations have outlived their usefulness. Mississippians are focused on the future, growing our economy and creating opportunity for all people, regardless of race. Rather than live in the past, we will continue to move forward together and make Mississippi the best place in the world to call home, for all our people."
Congressman Alan Nunnelee represents Mississippi's First Congressional District. He serves on the House Appropriations Committee and the House Budget Committee. This is his second term.