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Congressman Bobby Scott

Representing the 3rd District of Virginia

Scott Receives Congressional Leadership Award from the National Urban League

April 2, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Tonight, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) was presented a Congressional Leadership Award by the National Urban League for his work on protecting voting rights for all Americans and for his leadership role in the introduction and championing of the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014.

"I am honored to receive the National Urban League's Congressional Leadership Award for my work on voting rights," said Rep. Scott. "Last summer, the Supreme Court in Shelby County v. Holder struck down a critical voter protection provision of the Voting Rights Act. I have been working closely with my colleagues on a path forward in the aftermath of this decision. The Voting Rights Amendment Act, of which I am a cosponsor, is not a perfect bill, but it is certainly a step in the right direction. I applaud the efforts of the Urban League in fighting for voting rights for all and I look forward to continuing this fight as we push to amend the Voting Rights Act to protect this sacred right for all Americans."

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