Deep Dive (March 8): HR1 Would Have 6x Donation Matching to Political Candidates

The voting rights bill H.R. 1, or “For the People Act” is still sparking controversy. We look into what major election reforms it seeks to make. One section of the bill states the government would match donations to fund political candidates’ campaigns by 600%.

President Biden says he wants to make it easier for people to vote. He signed an executive order Sunday, altering the way the federal government handles elections. The order directs the attorney general to help people in prison register to vote if they’re eligible… and help former prisoners obtain the right identification for state requirements.

And Texas is making moves against big tech censorship. Lawmakers held a press conference announcing Senate Bill 12, their plans to protect Texans. Governor Greg Abbott and Senator Bryan Hughes introduced a bill that would prohibit social media companies from censoring people.

Tune into Deep Dive as we explore these topics and more.

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