Today, the House passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), which was introduced by Rep. Terri Sewell of Selma, Alabama. Since the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court case gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, nearly two-dozen states have implemented voter suppression tactics restricting Americans’ right to vote. After years of Republican inaction to address this voter suppression, I’m pleased the Democratic Majority passed the VRAA to restore the Voting Rights Act to its full strength. Now that it has passed the House, I urge Senator McConnell to take up this legislation and pass it.