H.Res.139 - Expressing the sense of Congress regarding commitment to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.107th Congress (2001-2002)
Summary: H.Res.139 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)
Expresses the sense of Congress that it: (1) condemns election procedures that result in minority vote dilution and disfranchisement and any person acting under color of law or otherwise engaged in intimidating or denying any eligible person from voting; (2) recognizes the significance of the 15th Amendment, which guarantees American citizens the right to vote; and (3) reaffirms its commitment to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Introduced in House (05/09/2001)
Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States Commission on Civil Rights should compile data on and investigate reports of voting irregularities arising out of the November 7, 2000, presidential election, and report on them to Congress and the Department of Justice.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the President, Attorney General, and Department of Justice should: (1) make the elimination of minority vote dilution and disfranchisement a top priority of the U.S. Government; (2) take all necessary steps and resources to thoroughly investigate all charges of election irregularities, minority vote dilution, and disfranchisement; (3) enforce the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by bringing suit in Federal court against racially discriminatory practices, and Federal criminal charges for voting fraud or intimidation involving racial bias in local or State elections; and (4) explore all options to prevent such disfranchisement in future elections.