VOTING RIGHTS ACT: Voting 390 for and 33 against, the House on July 13 sent the Senate a bill (HR 9) to extend the Voting Rights Act for 25 years beyond its scheduled expiration next year. The law was enacted in 1965 to outlaw discriminatory policies such as poll taxes and literacy tests, and expanded later to require voting materials in certain jurisdictions to be printed in languages in addition to English. A yes vote was to pass the bill.
33 Republican and 0 Democrats Voting against the Reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act.
Here are their names: Congressmen
These representatives are not fit to serve the People of the United States of America, for they seek to tilt the balance of equality for all voters and therefore should be voted out of Congress.
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., displayed photos of civil rights activists, including himself, who were beaten by Alabama state troopers in 1965 as they marched from Selma to Montgomery in support of voting rights.
"I have a concussion. I almost died. I gave blood; some of my colleagues gave their very lives," Lewis shouted from the House floor, while the Rev. Jesse Jackson, another veteran of the civil rights movement, looked on from the gallery.
"Yes, we've made some progress; we have come a distance," Lewis added. "The sad truth is, discrimination still exists. That's why we still need the Voting Rights Act and we must not go back to the dark past."