Repeal of Voting Language Assistance
On Agreeing to the Amendment
House Roll Call No. 372
109th Congress, 2nd Session

Failed: 185-238 (see complete tally)
On July 13, 2006, the House of Representatives rejected an amendment to strike the language assistance provisions of H.R. 9, the Voting Rights Act, by a vote of 185-238. The ACLU opposed the amendment because language assistance is critically important to help voters who are limited in their English proficiency. The language assistance provisions in the VRA are carefully targeted at jurisdictions with large populations of U.S. citizens of voting age who do not speak English well. (Roll Call Vote Number: 372)

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 372
Votes For : 185
Votes Against : 238
Not Voting : 9