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To learn more, take a look at the following Bill Summary & Status entries from the Thomas Web site hosted at the Library of Congress. The entries provide the following information: sponsor(s); cosponsor(s); official, short and popular titles; floor/executive actions; detailed legislative history; Congressional Record page references; bill summary; committee information; amendment information; subjects (indexing terms assigned to each bill); a link to the full text versions of the bill; and if the bill has been enacted into law, a link to the full text of the law on the Government Printing Office Web site.


H.R. 4846, a bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965
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A bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to safeguard the constitutional and civil liberties of the citizens of the United States with regard to lawful guarantees of participation in the democratic process.

National Registration Rights Act (H.R. 4847), a bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965
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A bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to safeguard the constitutional and civil liberties of the citizens of the United States with regard to lawful guarantees of participation in the democratic process.

H.R. 3247, a bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965
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A bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to extend its coverage.

H.R. 4425, a bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965
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A bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to extend its coverage.

H. Res. 469, a bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965
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A bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to extend certain provisions for an additional 10 years, to make permanent the ban against certain prerequisites to voting.

H. Res. 222, a resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 3112) to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965
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A resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 3112) to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to extend certain provisions for an additional ten years, to extend certain other provisions for an additional seven years, and for other purposes

H.R. 5822, a bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965
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A bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to prohibit the requirement that a majority, rather than a plurality, of votes cast in a primary election for Federal office be obtained in order to achieve nomination; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 1453, a bill to protect voting rights guaranteed by the 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution
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A bill to protect voting rights guaranteed by the 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution by eliminating certain barriers to participation in Federal elections; jointly, to the Committees on House Administration; the Judiciary.

H.R. 1454, a bill to protect voting rights guaranteed by the 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution
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A bill to protect voting rights guaranteed by the 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution by preventing inappropriate registration procedures; to the Committee on House Administration.

H.R. 1785, a bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965
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A bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to prohibit the requirement that a majority, rather than a plurality, of votes cast in a primary election for Federal office be obtained in order to achieve nomination; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Voting Rights Celebration Day (H.J. Res. 625), Joint resolution designating August 6, 1990, as Voting Rights Celebration Day

Joint resolution designating August 6, 1990, as Voting Rights Celebration Day; to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.

H. Res. 522, a resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 4312) to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965
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Resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 4312) to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with respect to bilingual election requirements.

Universal Voter Registration Act of 1992 (H.R. 4366), a bill to establish national voter registration procedures for Federal elections
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A bill to establish national voter registration procedures for Federal elections, and for other purposes. Passed through the following Committees: House Administration; House Post Office and Civil Service

H. J. Res. 195, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding presidential election voting rights
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Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding presidential election voting rights for residents of United States territories.

Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993 (H.R. 20), a bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to restore to Federal civilian employees their right to participate voluntarily, as private citizens, in the political processes of the Nation
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A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to restore to Federal civilian employees their right to participate voluntarily, as private citizens, in the political processes of the Nation, to protect such employees from improper political solicitations, and for other purposes. Passed through the following Committees: House Post Office and Civil Service; Senate Governmental Affairs

Voting Rights of Homeless Citizens Act of 1993 (H.R. 1457), a bill to protect the voting rights of homeless citizens
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Voting Rights of Former Offenders Act (H.R. 4093), a bill to secure the voting rights of former felons who have been released from incarceration
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Voting Rights of Homeless Citizens Act of 1995 (H.R. 55),a bill to protect voting rights of homeless citizens
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Voting Rights of Former Offenders Act (H.R. 3028), a bill to secure the voting rights of former felons who have been released from incarceration
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Voting Rights of Former Offenders Act (H.R. 568), a bill to secure the voting rights of former felons who have been released from incarceration
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District of Columbia Voting Rights Act of 1998 (H.R. 4208), a bill to provide for full voting representation in the Congress for the District of Columbia
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Voting Rights Clarification Act of 2000 (H.R. 4961), a bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965
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A bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to clarify the intent of Congress.

Second Chance Voting Rights Act of 2000 (H.R. 5158), a bill to secure the Federal voting rights of a person upon the unconditional release of that person from prison and the completion of sentence, including parole
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Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001 (H.R. 1170),a bill to protect voting rights
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A bill to protect voting rights, and for other purposes. Passed through the following Committees: House Judiciary; House Administration.

Universal Service Support Act (H.R. 1971), a bill to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993
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A bill to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require States to give notice and an opportunity for review prior to removing individuals from the official list of eligible voters in elections for Federal office by reason of criminal conviction, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 139, expressing the sense of Congress regarding commitment to the Voting Rights Act of 1965
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Ex-Offenders Voting Rights Act of 2002 (H.R. 4861), a bill to secure the Federal voting rights of certain qualified ex-offenders who have served their sentences
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Ex-Offenders Voting Rights Act of 2003 (H.R. 1433), a bill to secure the Federal voting rights of certain qualified ex-offenders who have served their sentences
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H. Con. Res. 216, expressing the sense of the Congress that, as Congress observes the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 […]
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Expressing the sense of the Congress that, as Congress observes the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and encourages all Americans to do the same, it will advance the legacy of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by ensuring the continued effectiveness of the Act to protect the voting rights of all Americans.

H. Con. Res. 247, expressing the sense of Congress that a requirement that United States citizens obtain photo identification cards […]
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Expressing the sense of Congress that a requirement that United States citizens obtain photo identification cards before being able to vote has not been shown to ensure ballot integrity and places an undue burden on the legitimate voting rights of citizens.

H.J. Res. 1, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding presidential election voting rights
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Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding presidential election voting rights for residents of all United States territories and commonwealths.

H.J. Res. 28, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right to vote
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Voting Opportunity and Technology Enhancement Rights Act of 2005 (H.R. 533),a bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002
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A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to protect voting rights and to improve the administration of Federal elections, and for other purposes. Passed through the following Committees: House Administration; House Judiciary

Ex-Offenders Voting Rights Act of 2005 (H.R. 663), a bill to secure the Federal voting rights of certain qualified ex-offenders who have served their sentences
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Count Every Vote Act of 2005 (H.R. 939), a bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002
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A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require a voter-verified paper record, to improve provisional balloting, to impose additional requirements under such Act, and for other purposes. Passed through the following Committees: House Administration; House Judiciary

Civic Participation and Rehabilitation Act of 2005 (H.R. 1300), a bill to ensure the Federal voting rights of persons who have been released from incarceration
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Voter Outreach and Turnout Expansion Act of 2005 (H.R. 3557), a bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002
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A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require States to permit individuals to register to vote at polling places on the date of an election, to cast ballots at designated polling places prior to the date of an election, and to obtain absentee ballots for an election for any reason, and for other purposes. Passed through the following Committees: House Administration; House Government Reform; House Education and the Workforce

S. Con. Res. 53, a concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that any effort to impose photo identification requirements for voting should be rejected.
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H. Con. Res. 385, expressing the sense of Congress to encourage the State of Louisiana and the Department of Justice to establish satellite voting outside the State of Louisiana for the New Orleans elections scheduled for April 22, 2006
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Second Chance Voting Rights Act of 2006 (H.R. 4762), a bill to secure the Federal voting rights of a person upon the unconditional release of that person from prison and the completion of sentence, including parole
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:HR04762:|/bss/d109query.html|

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