(House of Representatives - June 27, 2013)

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                           VOTING RIGHTS ACT

  (Mr. CARSON of Indiana asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute.)
  Mr. CARSON of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, earlier this week, the Supreme 
Court made a decision that threatens the right to vote for millions of 
  With this misguided decision, leaders in States with a history of 
discrimination can proceed unimpeded with plans to obstruct the civil 
rights of American citizens. Whether through gerrymandering or voter ID 
laws, like the one in my home State of Indiana, efforts are being made 
to restrict the voting rights of minorities, low-income families and 
  I stand today to ask my colleagues in Congress to recognize the 
importance of preserving the right to vote for all Americans, 
regardless of background. As elected Representatives, we understand 
better than anyone that an open, equitable process is the very 
foundation and definition of our democracy.
  Mr. Speaker, the Supreme Court called on Congress to act for the good 
of our country and our constituents. We must act boldly and quickly.