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U.S. House Passes Bill To Terminate Voter Suppression Federal Oversight Committee, Tax Funded Presidential Campaigns, Rep. Fudge, Obama Against Bill

U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) U.S. President Barack Obama National political news and local news from the Cleveland metropolitan area brought to the community from ( ) and ( ) By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor WASHINGTON, DC-- The Republican controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to pass H.R. 3463 and terminate the Election Assistance Commission that serves as a federal oversight committee that monitors voter suppression practices in the nation's states, a bill that passed amid opposition from most Democrats of the House including Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) of Warrenville Hts., Oh., whose congressional district includes the eastside of Cleveland and its eastern suburbs of Cuyahoga County. Minutes before its passage, Fudge spoke on the House floor against the bill that passed 239-178 , calling it a scheme to disenfranchise minority voters, the elderly, the middle class, and the poor, among others.