A top Republican has all but confirmed that Congress won’t move forward with legislation to strengthen the Voting Rights Act, which was badly weakened by the Supreme Court in 2013.Rep. Bob Goodlatte, who chairs the House Judiciary committee, said Wednesday morning that the landmark legislation is still strong enough to stop racial discrimination in voting."There are still very, very strong protections in the Voting Rights Act in the area that the Supreme Court ruled on,” Goodlatte said at a breakfast event with reporters, hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. "To this point we have not seen a process forward that is necessary to protect people because we think the Voting Rights Act is providing substantial protection in this area right now.”He added: “We'll continue to examine this, we'll continue to listen to the concerns of individuals, and we’ll certainly look at any instances of discrimination in people’s access to the ballot box, because it is a very very important principle."Goodlatte had already signaled last spring and summer that he saw little need to act.