Nation | Elections

Lawmakers Consider Retooling Voting Rights Act

NPR | July 19, 2013 3 a.m. | Updated: July 19, 2013 9:01 a.m.

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Ailsa Chang

Congress this week has convened its first hearings about the Voting Rights Act since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of that law last month. The meetings offer some insights into what, if anything, lawmakers will do to restore the stricken section that enables the Justice Department to review in advance changes to state voting laws.

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