Voting Rights Advancement Act

Voting Rights Advancement Act

This Bill has:
88% Democratic Support in the Senate
95% Democratic Support in the House

    



 


     This bill was introduced by Terri Sewell in the house and has not been introduced in the senate yet this year, however S 1659 was introduced by Patrick Leahy in 2015.
    This bill would amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to allow a representative official of an Indian tribe, with authorization from the governing body of the tribe, to request one or more polling places to be located on tribal lands. The state or political subdivision shall provide each requested polling place at no expense to the Indian tribe if certain criteria are met.
    A federal court shall retain jurisdiction to enforce constitutional voting guarantees, but also certain violations of the Act as well as of any federal prohibition against discrimination on the basis of race, color, or membership in a language meinority group, for an appropriate period to prevent commencement of new devices to deny or abridge the right to vote.
    Requirements are revised for determining which states and political subdivisions are or are not covered by criteria for declaratory judgments that they have not used devices to deny or abridge the right to vote.
    Any state (and all of its political subdivisions) shall be subject to such requirements for a 10-year period if:
-15 or more voting rights violations occurred there during the previous 25 years; or
-10 or more violations occurred during the previous 25 years, at least one of which was committed by the state itself (as opposed to a political subdivision within it).
    Any specific political subdivision of a state shall also be subject to those requirements for a 10-year period if 3 or more violations occurred in it during the previous 25 calendar years.
House Bill: H.R. 2978
Democratic Support: 184
Introduced by: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] (Introduced 06/21/2017)
Latest Action: 06/21/2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Cosponsors:
  1. Judy Chu
  2. Michelle Grisham
  3. John Lewis
  4. James Clyburn
  5. Nancy Pelosi
  6. John Conyers
  7. Steny Hoyer
  8. Alma Adams
  9. Nanette Barragan
  10. Karen Bass
  11. Joyce Beatty
  12. Ami Bera
  13. Donald Beyer
  14. Sanford Bishop
  15. Earl Blumenauer
  16. Lisa Blunt Rochester
  17. Suzanne Bonamici
  18. Brendan Boyle
  19. Robert Brady
  20. Anthony Brown
  21. Julia Brownley
  22. Cheri Bustos
  23. G.K. Butterfield
  24. Michael Capuano
  25. Salud Carbajal
  26. Tony Cardenas
  27. Andre Carson
  28. Matt Cartwright
  29. Kathy Castor
  30. David Cicilline
  31. Katherine Clark
  32. Yvette Clarke
  33. Lacy Clay
  34. Steve Cohen
  35. Gerald Connolly
  36. Jim Costa
  37. Charlie Crist
  38. Joseph Crowley
  39. Elijah Cummings
  40. Danny Davis
  41. Susan Davis
  42. Peter DeFazio
  43. Diana DeGette
  44. John Delaney
  45. Rosa DeLauro
  46. Suzan DelBene
  47. Val Butler Demings
  48. Theodore Deutch
  49. Debbie Dingell
  50. Michael Doyle
  51. Keith Ellison
  52. Eliot Engel
  53. Anna Eshoo
  54. Adriano Espaillat
  55. Dwight Evans
  56. Bill Foster
  57. Lois Frankel
  58. Marcia Fudge
  59. Ruben Gallego
  60. John Garamendi
  61. Al Green
  62. Gene Green
  63. Raul Grijalva
  64. Luis Guiterrez
  65. Colleen Hanabusa
  66. Alcee Hastings
  67. Denny Heck
  68. Brian Higgins
  69. Jared Huffman
  70. Sheila Jackson Lee
  71. Pramila Jayapal
  72. Hakeem Jeffries
  73. Eddie Johnson
  74. Henry Johnson
  75. Marcy Kaptur
  76. William Keating
  77. Robin Kelly
  78. Joseph Kennedy
  79. Ro Khanna
  80. Ruben Kihuen
  81. Daniel Kildee
  82. Derek Kilmer
  83. Ron Kind
  84. Ann Kuster
  85. James Langevin
  86. Rick Larsen
  87. John Larson
  88. Brenda Lawrence
  89. Al Lawson
  90. Barbara Lee
  91. Sander Levin
  92. Ted Lieu
  93. David Loebsack
  94. Zoe Lofgren
  95. Alan Lowenthal
  96. Nita Lowey
  97. Ben Ray Lujan
  98. Stephen Lynch
  99. Carolyn Maloney
  100. Sean Patrick Maloney
  101. Doris Matsui
  102. Betty McCollum
  103. Donald McEachin
  104. James McGovern
  105. Jerry McNerney
  106. Gregory Meeks
  107. Grace Meng
  108. Gwen Moore
  109. Seth Moulton
  110. Stephanie Murphy
  111. Jerrold Nadler
  112. Grace Napolitano
  113. Richard Nolan
  114. Donald Norcross
  115. Tom O'Halleran
  116. Beto O'Rourke
  117. Frank Pallone
  118. Jimmy Panetta
  119. Bill Pascrell
  120. Donald Payne
  121. Ed Perlmutter
  122. Scott Peters
  123. Chellie Pingree
  124. Mark Pocan
  125. Jared Polis
  126. David Price
  127. Mike Quigley
  128. Jamie Raskin
  129. Kathleen Rice
  130. Cedric Richmond
  131. Jacky Rosen
  132. Lucille Roybal-Allard
  133. Bobby Rush
  134. Tim Ryan
  135. Linda Sanchez
  136. John Sarbanes
  137. Janice Schakowsky
  138. Adam Schiff
  139. Bradley Schneider
  140. Kurt Schrader
  141. Robert Scott
  142. David Scott
  143. Jose Serrano
  144. Carol Shea-Porter
  145. Brad Sherman
  146. Albio Sires
  147. Louise Slaughter
  148. Adam Smith
  149. Darren Soto
  150. Jackie Speier
  151. Thomas Suozzi
  152. Eric Swalwell
  153. Mark Takano
  154. Bennie Thompson
  155. Mike Thompson
  156. Dina Titus
  157. Norma Torres
  158. Niki Tsongas
  159. Juan Vargas
  160. Marc Veasey
  161. Filemon Vela
  162. Nydia Velazquez
  163. Timothy Walz
  164. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  165. Bonnie Coleman
  166. Peter Welch
  167. Frederica Wilson
  168. John Yarmuth
  169. James Himes
  170. Lloyd Doggett
  171. Jim Cooper
  172. Paul Tonko
  173. Pete Aguilar
  174. Henry Cuellar
  175. Raja Krishnamoorthi
  176. Elizabeth Esty
  177. Dutch Ruppersberger
  178. Joe Courtney
  179. Luis Correa
  180. Raul Ruiz
  181. Maxine Waters
  182. Peter Visclosky
  183. Joaquin Castro
Senate Bill: S. 1659 {2015}
Democratic Support: 42
Introduced by: Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 06/24/2015)
Latest Action: 06/24/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.


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Patrick Leahy & Terri Sewell introduce Voting Rights Advancement Act