Marcia Fudge on House to Bill Restoring Voting Rights Act

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Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., flanked by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., speaks at an event with House Democrats before passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act to eliminate potential state and local voter suppression laws, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., flanked by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., speaks at an event with House Democrats before passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act to eliminate potential state and local voter suppression laws, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress has passed a bill restoring enforcement strength to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to restore the full strength of the 54-year-old Voting Rights Act as do Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Marcia Fudge (D-OH), who helped shepherd the measure through the U.S. House.

AURN White House Correspondent April Ryan speaks with Representative Fudge, who was instrumental in shepherding the bill through the House.

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

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, who declined to enter the speaker’s race after securing concessions from Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, arrives for the Democratic Caucus leadership elections at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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