Congress and the U.S. Department of Justice last week began an effort to restore voting rights enforcement in the aftermath of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that gutted a key provision of the historic law.
Senate Democrats and House Republicans held hearings to explore how Congress might fix the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its newly unconstitutional Section 4, which set out the formula that determined when a state or local jurisdiction needed federal or court approval before implementing electoral changes.
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