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The Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder invalidated key provisions of the Voting Rights Act while acknowledging the persistence of voter discrimination. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, less than 24 hours after the 2013 Shelby Supreme Court ruling gutted the VRA, states began to enact laws to suppress the vote.Congress has the power and responsibility to ensure that every American can exercise their franchise. Accordingly, the Committee on House Administration Elections Subcommittee is hosting hearings to develop a contemporaneous record of ongoing voter discrimination, address the Supreme Court’s concerns about the data supporting Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, and work toward the full implementation of Section 5.