New Texas voting laws, political maps could once again require federal approval under U.S. House bill named after John Lewis

August 24, 2021
In The News

U.S. Rep. Colin Allred of Dallas, a voting rights attorney prior to his congressional career, was a key strategist in pushing the bill through Congress.

Allred noted to reporters ahead of the vote that one of his constituents, former President George W. Bush, easily passed a renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in 2006 with overwhelming majorities in both chambers of Congress.

“Very recently, this was not a partisan issue,” he said.