Sheila Jackson Lee: Passing Voting Reactivation Act Crucial Against Oppressive Methods Used to Keep People from Voting

Civil right leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., center, and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus gather to condemn the slayings of police officers in Dallas last night, and to denounce the fatal police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier in the week, during a news conference, Friday, July 8, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are: Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

It is back to work on Capitol Hill Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) speaks with April Ryan while traveling back to Washington, DC.

Rep. Jackson Lee worked to pass an enhanced Voting Rights Act in Congress and pushing for the Senate to pass the act under the name John R. Lewis Voting Enhancement Act. The Congress member is fearful oppressive police tactics recently used against protesters i Portland, OR could be used against voters waiting in long lines in November.

Rep. Jackson Lee goes on to share the struggle of her Texas district ravaged by COVID-19 and chides weak leadership from the White House, which is trying to curb testing while demanding schools reopen in the Fall.

Click ▶️ to listen to AURN Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan’s White House Report:

Federal agents disperse Black Lives Matter protesters near the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Monday, July 20, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Officers used teargas and projectiles to move the crowd after some protesters tore down a fence fronting the courthouse. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)