Reid: Senate Will Act on Voting Rights

Democrats not happy with Supreme Court decision today


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Tuesday that the "Senate will act" to address the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

First, Reid said he will task Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) to hold "wide-ranging hearings" on the subject beginning next month after Senate Democrats huddled on the issue during their lunch caucuses on Tuesday.