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Congress Voting Rights Act

John Lewis Says Voter ID Laws Are 'Poll Taxes By Another Name'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said Thursday that voter ID laws are a modern-day version of poll taxes once used by Southern ...

Jennifer Bendery

Selma's Senator Not Really Sure What's Going On With That Voting Rights Stuff

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was just last weekend that people flooded into Selma, Alabama, to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights marches ther...

Jennifer Bendery

Democratic Senator Uses Selma Trip To Lobby GOP On Voting Rights Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is among the hoards of lawmakers in Selma, Alabama, this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic ...

Jennifer Bendery

As Selma Anniversary Nears, Here Are The Lawmakers Actually Trying To Strengthen Voting Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been almost 50 years since the historic civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama, and Congress is ready to celebrate the people who m...

Jennifer Bendery

Lawmakers Honor Civil Rights Marchers But Do Nothing On Voting Rights Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It took the Senate Banking Committee about two minutes on Tuesday to unanimously pass a bill honoring those who walked in the historic 1...

Jennifer Bendery

Bill To Restore Voting Rights Act Gets Another Bipartisan Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House lawmakers are giving another push to legislation that went nowhere in the last Congress: a bill to restore the landmark 1965 Votin...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Gives A Push To Restoring Voting Rights Act: 'The Right To Vote Is Sacred'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed Congress Tuesday night to restore a key portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, even though Republicans sig...

Jennifer Bendery

Top Republican: It's Not 'Necessary' To Restore Key Part Of Voting Rights Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have concluded that it's not "necessary" to restore the portion of the Voting Rights Act that was struck down by the S...

Jennifer Bendery

Wife Of Slain Civil Rights Activist Rips Congress For Failing To Fix Voting Rights Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was 1964 when the Ku Klux Klan killed Rita Bender's husband, Michael Schwerner, for helping to register black voters in Mississippi -...

Michael McAuliff

John Lewis: I Gave Blood For What Supreme Court Took Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- People bled and died seeking to end the discrimination addressed by the Voting Rights Act, and the Supreme Court took the country a ste...