“It actually sounds like there may be concrete bipartisan legislation introduced based on comments by the lead Republican and the Democratic Chair. So that’s unexpected and exciting.”

Neil Weare, attorney and president of Equally American. He was commenting to the Journal on July 29, after the House Administration Committee’s Subcommittee on Elections held a hearing addressing the voting rights in U.S. territories.

Congressional representatives of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands were among those who testified in support of expanding voting rights to include the nearly 4 million citizens in the U.S. territories.

Weare said the hearing was also important in laying groundwork for the next Congress.