Terri Sewell

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, gestures with her right hand while sitting at a table. An American flag is draped behind her.

Sewell, Congressional Black Caucus: Alabama congressional map defies U.S. Supreme Court

BY: - August 10, 2023

Alabama’s new congressional map fails to remedy a Voting Rights Act violation and amounts to an act of defiance against the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a brief filed Tuesday in the state’s redistricting case. The 11-page brief, filed by U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham and members of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that two […]

A pen hovering over a black and white ballot showing the Democratic Party, the Republican Party and the Libertarian Party.

U.S. House Republicans pass overhaul of federal elections system out of committee

BY: - July 14, 2023

WASHINGTON — On a party-line vote, the U.S. Committee on House Administration on Thursday night passed a bill that would enact strict new voting laws for states, such as requiring copies of IDs for voting by mail and set penalties for states that allow voting by noncitizens in local elections. The 224-page bill, H.R. 4563, […]

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GOP state officials at U.S. House hearing push back against federal election oversight

BY: - March 10, 2023

WASHINGTON — Republican election officials from Florida, Ohio and Louisiana on Friday detailed to lawmakers on a U.S. House Administration panel the success of their states’ handling of the 2022 midterm elections and said they can run their own elections without federal intervention. The chair of the Elections Subcommittee, Florida GOP freshman Rep. Laurel Lee, […]

President Joe Biden standing at a podium with the presidential seal on it and the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the background.

In Selma, President Joe Biden vows to continue work on voting rights

BY: - March 5, 2023

President Joe Biden Sunday praised the courage of civil rights activists and condemned efforts to restrict voting and attack the election process in a speech commemorating the 58th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma.  In his 20-minute address delivered at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where a law enforcement posse attacked civil rights […]

Tuberville among four in Alabama congressional delegation to invest in corporate stocks

BY: - February 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — Four members of Alabama’s nine-person congressional delegation report owning stocks in individual companies, a situation that could potentially present a conflict of interest with their official duties, according to a prominent ethics watchdog. Members of Congress are required to file annual disclosures of their assets and liabilities, which gives the public a sense […]