The Democratic Party’s No. 1 priority is to pass a voting “reform” bill that would federalize elections under rules favorable to Democratic candidates. It’s more important than infrastructure, or massive new social spending, or anything else, which is why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer gave their election bill the designation HR 1 in the House and S1 in the Senate.
The House passed HR 1 in a nearly straight party-line vote March 3. Every single Republican voted against it, and every Democrat, with one exception (Rep. Bennie Thompson), voted for it. The problem for Democrats is there is no chance S1 will pass in the Senate, where Democrats do not hold a majority of seats. To pass S1, Democrats would first have to eliminate the filibuster, then muster all of their 50 senators to vote for the bill against 50 Republicans, then call in Vice President Kamala Harris to break the tie.