US President Joe Biden declared the “soul of America” depended on protecting the right to vote and urged Congress to immediately pass the controversial HR1 bill. President Biden delivered an urgent message on the need to protect America’s “sacred right to vote” during his first speech to Congress on the eve of his 100th day in office. The president claimed the right to vote was “being attacked” instead of celebrated less than a year after a record voter turnout for a presidential election. The wide-ranging HR1 bill would see many of the features of the unique 2020 election become national law such as mail-in ballots. “Congress should pass HR1 and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and send it to my desk right away,” President Biden said. “The country supports it and Congress should act now”.