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07/13/06 - East Texas Note

Voting Rights Act

The House has voted to renew the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Supporters of renewing the law without change said the pain of racial struggle and racist voting practices still stung.

Prior to it's passage, the House earlier rejected a change that would have extended the act for 10 years, rather than a quarter-century. The amendment was sponsored by Representative Louie Gohmert of Tyler.

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