BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) — Congresswoman Terri Sewell, who represents Alabama’s seventh congressional district, joined CBS 42 News Tuesday afternoon to speak about the ongoing voting rights debate with Carly Laing.

Sewell introduced the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in 2021 from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.

The bill would require approval from the U.S. Justice Department before states with a recent history of voter discrimination could change election laws and procedures. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar requirement from the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in the 2013 case, Shelby County v. Holder.

Watch the full interview here.