It will stall in the Senate unless we reform or remove the filibuster.
Please write or email Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema and implore them to support filibuster reform.
If you’re looking for good material to argue against the filibuster, look no further than Federalist No. 58, where Madison explains the virtue of legislative rule by simple majority:
In all cases where justice or the general good might require new laws to be passed, or active measures to be pursued, the fundamental principle of free government would be reversed. It would be no longer the majority that would rule: the power would be transferred to the minority. Were the defensive privilege limited to particular cases, an interested minority might take advantage of it to screen themselves from equitable sacrifices to the general weal, or, in particular emergencies, to extort unreasonable indulgences.
H.R.1 is one of the most important pieces of legislation of our lifetime.
Guarantees mail-in voting and early voting, including availability on nights and weekends
Guarantees voter rights
Establishes rules and procedures for same-day voter registration and automatic voter registration
Bans partisan gerrymandering and implements independent redistricting commissions
Establishes public campaign donation matching and a pilot system for campaign donation vouchers
Presents findings for DC statehood, PR statehood, and territorial enfranchisement
Overhauls FEC leadership structure
Restricts campaign/super PAC coordination
Significant ethics reforms in all branches of government
… and much more. If it does not pass, half the country will be gerrymandered to hell for at least the next decade as the next redistricting cycle kicks off in 2022.
Also, because it always goes here, Congress has absolute authority over federal elections (see Article I, Section 4) and a conservative Supreme Court just held in 2019 (Rucho v. Common Cause) that it was well within Congress’s powers to curtail partisan gerrymandering.