Congressman David Scott (GA-13) provided the following statement upon passage of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 by 228 Members in the U.S. House of Representatives today:
"I am a proud supporter of the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 so future Georgian voters are protected from flawed and oppressive voting procedures. H.R. 4 reinstates important provisions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision, allowing Federal courts to protect voters from discriminatory voting changes that would harm voters on the basis of race, color, or membership in a language minority group. In recent years, voters across the entire state have endured numerous attempts to limit access to the polls, leading to ongoing lawsuits related to voter suppression. H.R. 4 puts the power of democracy back in the hands of the voter so that all forms of government are for the people, and by the people."