Hearings

Oversight of the Voting Rights Act: Potential Legislative Reforms

Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties

Oversight of the Voting Rights Act: Potential Legislative Reforms


Field Hearing: Oversight of the Voting Rights Act: Potential Legislative Reforms

Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (Committee on the Judiciary)

Monday, August 16, 2021 (10:00 AM local time)

Zoom Video Webinar

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Support Documents

  • Witness List [PDF] Added 08/13/2021 at 02:38 PM
  • Article entitled The Importance of Protecting Voting Rights for Voter Turnout and Economic Well-Being, Council of Economic Advisors, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 03:38 PM
  • Report entitled Voting in America: Ensuring Free and Fair Access to the Ballot, House Administration Committee Subcommittee on Elections, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 03:38 PM
  • Document entitled VRA Reauthorization Vote Counts, submitted by the Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 03:38 PM
  • Article entitled Warrants served to Texas Democrats, but holdout continues, AP News, submitted by the Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 03:38 PM
  • Article entitled Analysis: It's harder to vote in Texas than in any other state, The Texas Tribune, submitted by the Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 03:38 PM
  • Letter about H.R.1, July 29, 2021, submitted by the Honorable Sylvia Garcia [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 03:38 PM
  • Article entitled Greg Abbotts Voter Suppression Methods Have Become More SubtleBut Theyre Still Transparent, Texas Monthly, submitted by the Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 03:38 PM
  • Article entitled 'Racist voter suppression': Texas laws keep Latinos from the ballot box, groups say, NBC News, submitted by the Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 03:38 PM
  • Statement of the Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 04:21 PM
  • Document entitled Background on Voter Roll Bifurcation, submitted by the Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 04:21 PM
  • Document entitled Consulting Report for the Brennan Center for Justice And the Leadership Conference Education Fund, submitted by Peyton McCrary [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 04:21 PM
  • Report entitled Voter Suppression in 2020, Brennan Center for Justice, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 04:21 PM
  • Report entitled Racial Turnout Gap Grew in Jurisdictions Previously Covered by the Voting Rights Act, Brennan Center for Justice, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 04:21 PM
  • Report entitled Large Racial Turnout Gap Persisted in 2020 Election, Brennan Center for Justice, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 04:21 PM
  • Report entitled Representation for Some, Brennan Center for Justice, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 04:21 PM
  • Statement of Virginia Kase Solomn, Chief Executive Officer, League of Women Voters of the United States, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 04:21 PM
  • Report entitled 2020 Election Impact Report, League of Women Voters, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 04:21 PM
  • Letter from Marc H. Morial, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 04:21 PM
  • Report entitled How Judicial Action Has Shaped the Record of Discrimination in Voting Rights, J. Morgan Kousser, Professor of History and Social Science Emeritus, California Institute of Technology, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 04:21 PM
  • Report entitled The Legacy of Voting Discrimination and the Continued Need for the Voting Rights Act in Arizona, Spencer G. Scharff and Scott Caplan, submitted by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 04:21 PM
  • Report entitled Democracy Defended, LDF Thurgood Marshall Institute, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen [PDF] Added 01/26/2022 at 04:21 PM

First Published: August 11, 2021 at 11:03 AM

Witnesses

The Honorable Kristen Clarke
Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice

  • Clarke Testimony [PDF]
  • Clarke Exhibit 1 [PDF]
  • Clarke Exhibit 2 [PDF]
  • Clarke Exhibit 3 [PDF]
  • Clarke Exhibit 4 [PDF]
  • Clarke Exhibit 5 [PDF]
  • Clarke Exhibit 6 [PDF]
  • Clarke Bio [PDF]

Mr. Jon M. Greenbaum
Chief Counsel and Senior Deputy Director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

  • Greenbaum Testimony [PDF]
  • Greenbaum Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Greenbaum CV [PDF]

Mr. Wade Henderson
Interim President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

  • Henderson Testimony [PDF]
  • Henderson Exhibit 2 [PDF]
  • Henderson Exhibit 3 [PDF]
  • Henderson Exhibit 5 [PDF]
  • Henderson Exhibit 6 [PDF]
  • Henderson Exhibit 7 [PDF]
  • Henderson Exhibit 8 [PDF]
  • Henderson Exhibit 9 [PDF]
  • Henderson Exhibit 10 [PDF]
  • Henderson Exhibit 1a [PDF]
  • Henderson Exhibit 1b [PDF]
  • Henderson Exhibit 4 [PDF]
  • Henderson Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Henderson Bio [PDF]

Ms. Sophia Lin Lakin
Deputy Director, Voting Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union

  • Lakin Statement [PDF]
  • Lakin Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Lakin Bio [PDF]

Dr. James Peyton McCrary
Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School

  • McCrary Testimony [PDF]
  • McCrary Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • McCrary CV [PDF]

Ms. Maureen Riordan
Litigation Counsel, Public Interest Legal Foundation

  • Riordan Testimony [PDF]
  • Riordan Supporting Document [PDF]
  • Riordan Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Riordan CV [PDF]

Mr. Thomas A. Saenz
President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

  • Saenz Testimony [PDF]
  • Saenz Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Saenz CV [PDF]

Mr. Samuel Spital
Director of Litigation, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

  • Spital Testimony [PDF]
  • Spital Supporting Document [PDF]
  • Spital Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Spital CV [PDF]

Mr. Hans A. von Spakovsky
Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

  • von Spakovsky Testimony [PDF]
  • von Spakovsky Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • von Spakovsky CV [PDF]

Ms. Wendy R. Weiser
Vice President, Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice

  • Weiser Testimony [PDF]
  • Weiser Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Weiser Bio [PDF]