H. Rept. 116-317 1 (2019-11-29)

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                    116TH CONGRESS                                         REPORT
                       1st Session    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES             116-317







                           VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT OF 2019



                      NOVEMBER 29, 2019.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the
                                    State of the Union and ordered to be printed



                            Mr. NADLER, from the Committee on the Judiciary,
                                          submitted the following


                                             REPORT

                                               together with

                                           DISSENTING VIEWS

                                             [To accompany H.R. 4]

                      The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill
                    (H.R. 4) to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to revise the cri-
                    teria for determining which States and political subdivisions are
                    subject to section 4 of the Act, and for other purposes, having con-
                    sidered the same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and
                    recommend that the bill as amended do pass.

                                                 CONTENTS
                                                                                    Page
                    P urpose  an d  Sum m ary  ............................................................................................  10
                    Background and Need  for  the  Legislation  .............................................................  11
                    H e arin g s  ...................................................................................................................  6 7
                    C om m ittee  C onsideration  ........................................................................................  67
                    C om m ittee  V otes  ......................................................................................................  68
                    Com m ittee  Oversight  Findings  ...............................................................................  72
                    New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures and Congressional Budget Of-
                      fice  C ost  E stim ate  ................................................................................................  72
                    Duplication  of  Federal Program s  ............................................................................  72
                    Perform ance  Goals  and  Objectives  .........................................................................  72
                    A dvisory  on  E arm ark s  .............................................................................................  72
                    Section-by-Section  A nalysis  ....................................................................................  72
                    Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported .....................................  78
                    D issen tin g  V iew s  .....................................................................................................  99
                    A p p en d ix   ...................................................................................................................  10 8
                      The amendment is as follows:
                      Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following:


99-006

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