“New Voting Rights Law Hinges on Some Less-Visible Republicans”

David Hawkins says it may be up to Reps. Sensenbrenner and Westmoreland in the House.

Rep. Westmoreland and I were strange bedfellows during the 2006 reauthorization, when the conservative Republican lawmaker offered the pro-active bailout amendment I was pushing to help save section 5.  The amendment went down to defeat, as Westmoreland knew it would, and he voted ultimately against the 2006 reauthorization.

The House hearing is happening now. Here’s my post from yesterday on why I’m now more pessimistic of a deal.


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