Weakening Amendment to the Voting Rights Act

House Roll Call No. 370
109th Congress, 2nd Session

Failed: 96-318 (see complete tally)
On July 13, 2006, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected an amendment to weaken H.R. 9, the Voting Rights Act, by a vote of 96-318. The amendment would have removed virtually all jurisdictions with a history of voting discrimination from federal oversight. Covered jurisdictions would have been allowed to make changes to their voting practices and procedures without preclearing these changes with federal authorities. The ACLU opposed the amendment because the preclearance requirement deters discriminatory voting practices. (Roll Call Vote Number: 370)

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 370
Votes For : 96
Votes Against : 318
Not Voting : 18