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14_H3899 on Jan 16, 2014

Bill Sponsorship: Voting Rights Amendment Act
Source: H.R.3899/S.1945
Congressional Summary:Amends the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with respect to the requirement that a federal court retain jurisdiction for an appropriate period to prevent commencement of new devices to deny or abridge the right to vote. Expands the types of violations triggering the authority of a court to retain such jurisdiction to include certain violations of the Act as well as violations of any federal voting rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or membership in a language minority group. [This bill would ban requiring photo IDs in order to vote].

Opponents recommend voting NO because:Sen. Bob Dole (on related bill from 2007, whether to add an amendment allowing photo ID): I am proposing a commonsense measure to uphold the integrity of Federal elections. My amendment to require voters to show photo identification at the polls would go a long way in minimizing potential for voter fraud. When a fraudulent vote is cast and counted, the vote of a legitimate voter is cancelled. This is wrong, and my amendment would help ensure that one of the hallmarks of our democracy, our free and fair elections, is protected. Opinion polls repeatedly confirm that Americans overwhelmingly support this initiative.Proponents support voting YES because:Sen. Dianne Feinstein (on related bill from 2007): If one would want to suppress the vote in the 2008 election, one would vote [for Dole's amendment] this because this measure goes into effect January 1, 2008. It provides that everybody who votes essentially would have to have a photo ID. If you want to suppress the minority vote, the elderly vote, the poor vote, this is exactly the way to do it. Many of these people do not have driver's licenses. This amendment would cost hundreds of millions of dollars to actually carry out. It goes into effect--surprise--January 1, 2008 [to affect the presidential election].

See earlier related Senate bill, S.269 (2007)


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Question 16: Make voter registration easier Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote (Score: 2)

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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 14_H3899

Ron Barber s1sArizona DemocratJun 25, 2014
Karen Bass s1sCalifornia DemocratSep 10, 2014
Joyce Beatty s1sOhio DemocratJun 25, 2014
Xavier Becerra s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Ami Bera s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Sanford Bishop s1sGeorgia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Earl Blumenauer s1sOregon DemocratJun 25, 2014
Suzanne Bonamici s1sOregon DemocratJun 25, 2014
Robert Brady s1sPennsylvania DemocratJun 25, 2014
Bruce Braley s1sIA Democratic ChallengerJun 25, 2014
Corrine Brown s1sFlorida DemocratJun 25, 2014
Julia Brownley s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Cheri Bustos s1sIllinois DemocratJun 25, 2014
Lois Capps s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Jun 25, 2014
Tony Cardenas s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
John Carney s1sDE Democratic candidate for GovernorJun 25, 2014
Andre Carson s1sIndiana DemocratJun 25, 2014
Matt Cartwright s1sPennsylvania DemocratJun 25, 2014
Kathy Castor s1sFlorida DemocratJun 25, 2014
Judy Chu s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
David Cicilline s1sRhode Island DemocratJul 15, 2014
Katherine Clark s1sMassachusetts DemocratJun 25, 2014
William Lacy Clay s1sMissouri DemocratJun 25, 2014
Emmanuel Cleaver s1sMissouri DemocratJun 25, 2014
James Clyburn s1sSouth Carolina DemocratJun 25, 2014
Steve Cohen s1sTennessee DemocratJun 25, 2014
Gerry Connolly s1sVirginia DemocratJun 25, 2014
John Conyers s1sMichigan DemocratJan 16, 2014
Jim Cooper s1sTennessee DemocratJan 29, 2014
Jim Costa s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut DemocratJan 29, 2014
Joseph Crowley s1sNew York DemocratJun 25, 2014
Henry Cuellar s1sTexas DemocratJun 25, 2014
Elijah Cummings s1sMaryland DemocratJun 25, 2014
Danny Davis s1sIllinois DemocratJun 25, 2014
Susan Davis s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Peter Defazio s1sOregon DemocratJul 7, 2014
Diana DeGette s1sColorado DemocratJun 25, 2014
John Delaney s1sMaryland DemocratSep 10, 2014
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut DemocratJun 25, 2014
Suzan DelBene s1sWashington DemocratFeb 25, 2014
Ted Deutch s1sFlorida DemocratJun 25, 2014
John Dingell s1sMichigan Democrat (retiring 2014)Jun 25, 2014
Lloyd Doggett s1sTexas DemocratJun 25, 2014
Mike Doyle s1sPennsylvania DemocratJun 25, 2014
Donna Edwards s1sMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Jun 25, 2014
Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota DemocratJun 25, 2014
Bill Enyart s1sIllinois DemocratJun 25, 2014
Anna Eshoo s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Elizabeth Esty s1sConnecticut DemocratJun 25, 2014
Sam Farr s1sCalifornia DemocratJul 7, 2014
Chaka Fattah s1sPennsylvania DemocratJun 25, 2014
Bill Foster s1sIllinois DemocratJun 25, 2014
Lois Frankel s1sFlorida DemocratJun 25, 2014
Marcia Fudge s1sOhio DemocratJun 25, 2014
Pete Gallego s1sTexas DemocratJul 7, 2014
John Garamendi s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Joe Garcia s1sFlorida DemocratJun 25, 2014
Alan Grayson s1sFL Democratic Senate candidateJul 8, 2014
Gene Green s1sTexas DemocratJun 25, 2014
Luis Gutierrez s1sIllinois DemocratJun 25, 2014
Colleen Hanabusa s1sHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2014)Jun 25, 2014
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida DemocratJul 7, 2014
Denny Heck s1sWashington DemocratJun 26, 2014
Brian Higgins s1sNew York DemocratJun 25, 2014
Jim Himes s1sConnecticut DemocratJun 25, 2014
Ruben Hinojosa s1sTexas DemocratJun 25, 2014
Mike Honda s1sCalifornia DemocratJan 28, 2014
Steven Horsford s1sNevada DemocratFeb 11, 2014
Steny Hoyer s1sMaryland DemocratJan 16, 2014
Jared Huffman s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Steve Israel s1sNew York DemocratJun 25, 2014
Sheila Jackson Lee s1sTexas DemocratJan 16, 2014
Hakeem Jeffries s1sNew York DemocratJun 25, 2014
Hank Johnson s1sGeorgia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio DemocratDec 2, 2014
Joe Kennedy s1sMassachusetts Democrat (until 1999)Jun 25, 2014
Dan Kildee s1sMichigan DemocratJun 25, 2014
Derek Kilmer s1sWashington DemocratJun 25, 2014
Ron Kind s1sWI Former Democratic challenger (2012)Jun 25, 2014
Ann Kirkpatrick s1sArizona Democrat (retiring 2016)Jun 26, 2014
Annie Kuster s1sNew Hampshire DemocratJun 25, 2014
James Langevin s1sRhode Island DemocratJun 25, 2014
Rick Larsen s1sWashington DemocratJun 25, 2014
John Larson s1sConnecticut DemocratJun 25, 2014
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Sander Levin s1sMichigan DemocratJul 9, 2014
John Lewis s1sGeorgia DemocratJan 16, 2014
Dan Lipinski s1sIllinois DemocratJul 7, 2014
Zoe Lofgren s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Alan Lowenthal s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Nita Lowey s1sNew York DemocratJul 7, 2014
Ben Ray Lujan s1sNew Mexico DemocratJun 26, 2014
Michelle Lujan-Grisham s1sNew Mexico DemocratSep 16, 2014
Steve Lynch s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013)Sep 10, 2014
Dan Maffei s1sNew York DemocratJun 25, 2014
Carolyn Maloney s1sNew York Democrat/LiberalJun 25, 2014
Sean Maloney s1sNew York DemocratJun 25, 2014
Jim Matheson s1sUtah Democrat (retiring 2014)Jul 30, 2014
Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia DemocratJan 28, 2014
Carolyn McCarthy s1sNew York Dem. (retiring 2014)Jun 25, 2014
Betty McCollum s1sMinnesota DemocratJun 25, 2014
Jim McDermott s1sWashington DemocratJun 25, 2014
Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts DemocratJun 25, 2014
Gloria Negrete McLeod s1sCalifornia Democrat (County run 2014)Jun 25, 2014
Jerry McNerney s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Gregory Meeks s1sNew York Dem./Working-FamiliesJun 25, 2014
Grace Meng s1sNew York DemocratJun 25, 2014
Michael Michaud s1sMaine Democratic Governor ChallengerJun 25, 2014
George Miller s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014)Jun 26, 2014
Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin DemocratJun 25, 2014
James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014)Jun 25, 2014
Patrick Murphy s1sFL Democratic Senate candidateJun 25, 2014
Jerrold Nadler s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesJun 25, 2014
Grace Napolitano s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Rick Nolan s1sMinnesota DemocratJun 25, 2014
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1sDistrict of Columbia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Beto O`Rourke s1sTexas DemocratJun 25, 2014
Ed Pastor s1sArizona Democrat (retiring 2014)Jun 25, 2014
Donald Payne s1sNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012)Jun 25, 2014
Nancy Pelosi s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Ed Perlmutter s1sColorado DemocratJun 25, 2014
Scott Peters s1sCalifornia DemocratFeb 6, 2014
Pedro Pierluisi s1sPuerto Rico DemocratJun 25, 2014
Chellie Pingree s1sMaine DemocratJun 25, 2014
Mark Pocan s1sWisconsin DemocratJun 25, 2014
Jared Polis s1sColorado DemocratJun 25, 2014
Mike Quigley s1sIllinois DemocratJan 29, 2014
Cedric Richmond s1sLouisiana DemocratJun 25, 2014
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 12, 2014
Raul Ruiz s1sCalifornia DemocratJul 7, 2014
Bobby Rush s1sIllinois DemocratJun 25, 2014
Gregorio Sablan s1sMarianas DemocratJun 25, 2014
Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 19, 2014
John Sarbanes s1sMaryland DemocratJun 25, 2014
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois DemocratFeb 6, 2014
Adam Schiff s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Brad Schneider s1sIllinois DemocratJun 25, 2014
Allyson Schwartz s1sPA Democratic ChallengerJun 25, 2014
Bobby Scott s1sVirginia DemocratJan 16, 2014
Jose Serrano s1sNew York Democrat/LiberalJun 25, 2014
Carol Shea-Porter s1sNew Hampshire DemocratJun 25, 2014
Brad Sherman s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Kyrsten Sinema s1sArizona DemocratJun 25, 2014
Albio Sires s1sNew Jersey DemocratJun 25, 2014
Louise Slaughter s1sNew York DemocratJun 25, 2014
David Adam Smith s1sWashington DemocratJun 25, 2014
Jackie Speier s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Eric Swalwell s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Mark Takano s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Mike Thompson s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
John Tierney s1sMassachusetts DemocratJun 25, 2014
Dina Titus s1sNevada DemocratJun 25, 2014
Paul Tonko s1sNew York DemocratJun 25, 2014
Niki Tsongas s1sMassachusetts DemocratJun 25, 2014
Chris Van Hollen s1sMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Jun 25, 2014
Juan Vargas s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 25, 2014
Marc Veasey s1sTexas DemocratJul 10, 2014
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1sFlorida DemocratJun 25, 2014
Peter Welch s1sVermont DemocratJun 25, 2014
Frederica Wilson s1sFlorida DemocratJul 7, 2014
John Yarmuth s1sKentucky DemocratJun 25, 2014



Republicans participating in 14_H3899

Spencer Bachus s1sAlabama Republican (retiring 2014)Jan 16, 2014
Steve Chabot s1sOhio RepublicanJan 16, 2014
Sean Duffy s1sWisconsin RepublicanJan 16, 2014
Mike Fitzpatrick s1sPennsylvania Republican (retiring 2016)Jan 28, 2014
Chris Gibson s1sNew York Republican (retiring 2016)Feb 6, 2014
Frank LoBiondo s1sNew Jersey RepublicanMay 29, 2014
Luke Messer s1sIndiana RepublicanFeb 11, 2014
Dave Reichert s1sWashington Republican (Governor run 2012)Feb 25, 2014
James Sensenbrenner s2pWisconsin Republican 
Mike Turner s1sOhio RepublicanJun 11, 2014
Fred Upton s1sMichigan RepublicanFeb 6, 2014



Independents participating in 14_H3899

Madeleine Bordallo s1sGuam DelegateJun 25, 2014



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 162
Republicans: 11
Independents: 1


















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