In an interview Tuesday with NPR, Vice President Kamala Harris hinted that she had spoken to senators about changes to the filibuster. Harris talked to NPR's Asma Khalid about the Biden administration's voting rights.

The For The People Act, an expansive bill that includes voting access and campaign finance provisions, was backed by all Senate Democrats in June but was blocked by a Republican filibuster. Harris hopes to discuss exceptions they could make to pass the legislation to move the bill along. 

However, she said that she would not publicly negotiate something that the White House has been insisting is up to lawmakers.

"I believe that of all of the issues that the United States Congress can take up, the right to vote is the right that unlocks all the other rights," she said. "And for that reason, it should be one of its highest priorities."

The proposed bill would expand voter registration options, vote-by-mail and early voting options. It would also include provisions related to election security and campaign finance. 

For the legislation to advance, it will require 60 votes in a Senate that is currently split 50-50 between the parties. 

Many progressives in Congress and outside activists have called for the end of the filibuster over voting rights.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn told Politico that President Joe Biden “should endorse” the idea of allowing bills related to the Constitution, including voting legislation, to pass with a simple majority and said he addressed this with Harris. 

Biden in June tabbed Harris to lead the administration's voting rights efforts

In the interview with NPR, Harris did not specify which lawmakers she would speak with.