Democrats are pushing for another vote on a bill that would legalize some abortions through all nine months of a woman’s pregnancy.
Democratic senators on Tuesday pushed for another vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act.
The Women’s Health Protection Act passed through the House last year after Texas and other red states passed more restrictive abortion laws.
Surrounded by several of his Senate colleagues, Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., called for another vote in the upper chamber on the legislation.
An upper chamber rehash of the bill is unlikely, however, as the vote threshold set to force a vote on the bill sits at 60 — something the 50-50 Democrat majority in the Senate cannot do.
That fact cued Capitol Hill progressives to call for the elimination of the filibuster so they could change the Senate rules to eliminate the political provision and pass the bill on simple majority lines, with Vice President Harris being the tie-breaker.