Amendments to H.R. 6400

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On July 9, 1965, the House rejected the Republican substitute bill, H.R. 7896, by a vote of 166 to 215. The House then considered fourteen amendments to H.R. 6400, but only passed three that made no consequential changes to the bill. The House passed H.R. 6400 with the ban on poll taxes in state and local elections by a vote of 333 to 85. After the conference committee reported the bill removing the House poll tax ban, on August 3, the House approved the Voting Rights Act and the Senate did so on the following day. On August 6, President Johnson signed the bill into law at the Capitol.

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United States. Congress. House. Office of the Clerk. "Amendments to H.R. 6400." Amendments to H.R. 6400, July 9, 1965; “1st Sess. Jan. 1965-July 1965 2 of 11” folder, Reading Clerk, Box 3; Clerk of the House; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, RG 233; National Archives.. Accessed 23 September 2021. https://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/204.

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Amendments to H.R. 6400

Subject

Voting Rights Act of 1965

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On July 9, 1965, the House rejected the Republican substitute bill, H.R. 7896, by a vote of 166 to 215. The House then considered fourteen amendments to H.R. 6400, but only passed three that made no consequential changes to the bill. The House passed H.R. 6400 with the ban on poll taxes in state and local elections by a vote of 333 to 85. After the conference committee reported the bill removing the House poll tax ban, on August 3, the House approved the Voting Rights Act and the Senate did so on the following day. On August 6, President Johnson signed the bill into law at the Capitol.

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United States. Congress. House. Office of the Clerk

Source

Amendments to H.R. 6400, July 9, 1965; “1st Sess. Jan. 1965-July 1965 2 of 11” folder, Reading Clerk, Box 3; Clerk of the House; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, RG 233; National Archives.

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Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

1965-07-09

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Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

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