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The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act passed the House on Tuesday, with the 219-212 vote going along party lines. All Republican House members voted against the bill.
The bill, named after the late Georgia representative, would restore a provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that was gutted by the Supreme Court. It would require certain jurisdictions with a history of racial discrimination in voting to receive approval, known as preclearance, from the Justice Department before making changes to their voting rules.
The bill, also known as H.R. 4, now heads to the Senate, where it faces stiff GOP resistance.
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