(House of Representatives - June 27, 2013)

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  (Ms. NORTON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Ms. NORTON. Mr. Speaker, the reauthorized Voting Rights Act was 
passed in a Republican House, a Republican Senate, and signed by a 
Republican President. Then the House and Senate Republican and 
Democratic leadership led Members of Congress to the front steps of the 
Congress to express their collective pride in the passage of the Voting 
Rights Act.
  Yesterday, the Court did not nullify section 4 of the act. It 
invalidated it, as applied, and advised Congress to update the formula.
  The leadership, who so proudly reauthorized the act on the front 
steps of the Capitol, remains in place today. If the pride they 
expressed then in the right of all Americans to vote remains, they will 
now resume their place of leadership to ensure that the entire Voting 
Rights Act remains proudly the law of the land.