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Conservative Tax Reform - November 2017

Conservative Tax Reform - November 2017

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State and Local Tax Deduction To End Under New GOP Tax Framework

Americans like their tax deductions, but mainly because the tax rate to begin with is too high. This same principle holds for the state and local tax (SALT) deduction currently part of the 74,000+ page federal tax code. This deduction seems like a good idea, but Americans would be much better off with this deduction eliminated, and instead given real tax breaks across the board. Fortunately, the GOP tax reform framework released at the beginning of the month does just this.

10/09/2017
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FISA Reauthorization Bill Is a Mixed Bag

Widespread controversy over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance and Accountability Act (FISA) continues, as the December 31 deadline for reauthorization is fast-approaching. Politicians and civil liberties groups alike have worked for several years, particularly since the revelations made by Edward Snowden, in an attempt to strike a balance between privacy and national security. FISA has been a centerpiece of this discussion, and its reauthorization discussions have brought it once again to the forefront.

10/09/2017
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Time to Free Media from the Yoke of Cross-Ownership Rules

The media, for better or for worse, has garnered a lot of attention and criticism over the past year. Discussions and debates surrounding both televised and digital media illustrate just how important a role modern media plays in the lives of everyday Americans. It’s how we stay up to date on all of the latest news, whether it’s sports, politics, or entertainment.

10/06/2017
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Just Another Week... Almost a Year Later

With the majorities in the Senate and in the House, Republican constituents were looking forward to key issues finally being addressed in Congress. Healthcare repeal and tax reform were the two major promises made by legislators. Fast forward to October, though, and neither have been accomplished and senators are have gone home until October 16.

10/06/2017
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Promote Accountability and Efficiency in the Federal Government

In the ongoing effort to hold the ever-growing federal bureaucracy accountable for its actions, FreedomWorks is urging members of Congress to sign onto an initiative started by Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) and Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.).

10/06/2017
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FreedomWorks Foundation Submits Comments Decrying Economic and Safety Consequences of Stringent Fuel Economy Mandates

FreedomWorks Foundation's Regulatory Action Center submitted comments to the EPA and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHSTA) regarding the various unintended consequences of increasingly stringent federal fuel economy mandates via the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards program.

10/06/2017
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FreedomWorks' Noah Wall on GOP Fundraising Woes: "We Should Get What We Paid For."

Washington, DC - FreedomWorks Vice President of Advocacy Noah Wall weighed in on the fundraising troubles the GOP is facing with major donors, as reported in Politico.

10/05/2017
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FreedomWorks Encourages Passing the Budget to Get #TaxReform Rolling

FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon made the following statement ahead of consideration of the FY 2018 budget resolution, which includes reconciliation instructions for fundamental tax reform:

10/05/2017
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Support the Mens Rea Reform Act, S. 1902

On behalf of our activist community, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to support the Mens Rea Reform Act, S. 1902, introduced by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), David Perdue (R-Ga.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The bill would address over-criminalization at the federal level, setting a default intent standard for all federal criminal laws and regulations currently lacking mens rea protections. The proposed default intent standard would require the government to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant acted willfully in order to obtain a conviction.

10/05/2017
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Support the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, S. 1917

On behalf of our activist community, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to support the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, S. 1917, introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). The bill would address overincarceration concerns in the United States federal prison system, where nearly half of prisoners are serving sentences for nonviolent drug offenses, and many of those for first-time offenses.

10/04/2017

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