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U.S. House of Representatives passes historic voting rights bill pushed by Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, whose congressional district includes Cleveland....Rep. Fudge chairs the subcommittee on voting rights and said that "our nation has a long, dark history of denying or restricting access to the ballot box"

Ohio 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge and , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: CLEVELANDURBANNEWS.COM-WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the Voting Rights Advancement Act, proposed federal legislation that would restore key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 invalidated by the Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision.  T he historic measure, passed by a House of Representatives controlled by Democrats, now heads to the Republican dominated U.S. Senate for review, and possible passage. It passed in the House 228-187, and along partisan lines. Only one Republican, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, joined Democrats in supporting the bill, which will have an uphill battle in the Senate.