White House Praises Bipartisan Effort To Fix Voting Rights Act


The White House praised efforts that led to a bipartisan bill introduced Thursday to fix a centerpiece of the Voting Rights Act that was struck down by the Supreme Court last year.

“President Obama has called on Congress to pass legislation in response to the Court’s decision and we appreciate the bipartisan effort that led to this proposal,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich told TPM in an email. “We look forward to reviewing the bill and continuing to work with Congress to ensure every American has equal access to the polls.”