Campaign 2010

Jun 26, 2013

Low Confidence in House Republicans’ Ability to Act on Voting Rights

Yesterday the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act and left it up to Congress to rewrite the law. Given House Republicans’ refusal to compromise on student loans interest rates and their colossal failure to pass the historically bipartisan farm bill, no one is expressing much confidence that the Republican Congress will solve this key provision.

As DCCC Chairman Steve Israel said yesterday: “The court essentially passed the ball to the Congress, and we’re going to make what House Republicans do with that ball a big issue in 2014. We’re not going to attack the Supreme Court. We’re going to attack Republicans for refusing to listen to the court and redo the Section 4 formulas.”

See for yourself.

4 Effects of Voting Rights Ruling on 2014 Midterms [Roll Call, 6/25/13]

A new VRA formula? Don’t hold your breath. [The Washington Post, 6/25/13]

Nobody In Congress Thinks They Can Fix The Voting Rights Act [BuzzFeed, 6/25/13]

Congress unlikely to act on voting rights ruling [USA Today, 6/25/13]

Congress not likely to act quickly on Voting Rights Act [Politico, 6/25/13]

Supreme Court decisions divide GOP [Politico, 6/25/13]

Congress, Today is your fault [The Washington Post, 6/25/13]

Congress not 'mature enough' to deal with Voting Rights Act decision [NBC News, 6/25/13]

Congress can fix the Voting Rights Act. Here’s why they won’t [MSNBC, 6/25/13]

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