ABSTRACT

Voting Rights Act of 1965: Background and Overview [March 10, 2015]   [open pdf - 400KB]

From the report summary: "This report provides background information on the historical circumstances that led to the adoption of the VRA [Voting Rights Act], a summary of its major provisions, and a brief discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court decision and related legislation in the 113th and 114th Congresses. Two identical bills--H.R. 3899 and S. 1945--were introduced in the 113th Congress that would have amended the VRA to add a new coverage formula, among other provisions. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on S. 1945 on June 25, 2014. H.R. 885, an identical bill to the two 113th Congress bills, has been introduced in the 114th Congress."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R43626
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2015-03-10
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Public Domain
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pdf
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