Republicans have put an end to H.R. 1 and the current budget reconciliation cannot be used to allow for election fraud, according to The Citizen Free Press.
This was a crushing blow to the Democrat agenda for the 117 Congress and their goals for the future of voting restrictions.
The Heritage Foundation’s assessment of H.R.1 describes it as an effort to “federalize and micromanage the election process administered by the states, imposing unnecessary, unwise, and unconstitutional mandates on the states and reversing the decentralization of the American election process.”
Heritage went on to explain that one of the things included in H.R.1 tried to accomplish was to “implement nationwide the worst changes in election rules that occurred during the 2020 election.”
The bill was a huge part of the Democratic wish list which has made conservatives nervous in the months following the hotly contested 2020 presidential election.
Democrats attempted to push the bill through several months ago, according to Red State‘s coverage of the bill with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer claiming he had parliamentarian free reign.
However, according to the same article, in what is claimed as a “new ruling,” the parliamentarian in and of itself takes the teeth out of the Democrat agenda.
“Given that, this ruling essentially defeats HR1, the ProAct, and much of what is included in the current ‘infrastructure’ bill,” Red State reported. “Of course, none of those bills were likely getting support from Manchin anyway, but with reconciliation off the table to get this stuff passed, Schumer is now officially out of options.”
With conservatives worrying themselves sick about election security and liberals pushing for less and less boundaries to keep the elections safe, it’s no wonder the issue of H.R.1 was in the middle of a partisan tug-of-war. For now, at least, the immediate damage the bill could have done is averted.