House Passes Voting Rights Act

Seeks to institute permanent changes to voting regulations.

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a significant piece of legislation that, if passed by the Senate and signed into law by the president, will have a lasting effect on the future of American elections. House Resolution 1 was passed on partisan lines in a 220-to-210 vote. In order to pass in the Senate, it would likely need to overcome a 60-vote threshold to end a potential filibuster. 

The bill would restrict districting laws that give competitive advantages to various political parties through gerrymandering and require more transparency for political donations. The majority party claims the bill is vital to protect the ability of each citizen’s vote to count. Representative Nikema Williams of Georgia said that passage of the bill “will put a stop at the voter suppression that we’re seeing debated right now.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would lead members of the Senate as they vote on this bill.
  • For the Lord to guide the president on the bills he signs into law. 
  • That laws passed by Congress would lead to the protection of all Americans’ voting rights.

Sources: AP, NPR, NY Times


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