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Following the markup of Rep. Peter Roskam’s (R-Ill.) Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act (H.R. 5053) in the House Ways and Means Committee, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:
“The First Amendment is under assault by President Barack Obama, bureaucrats at IRS, and Democrats across the country. The IRS scandal showed the lengths this administration is willing to go to target and intimidate Americans who were simply trying to exercise their most basic freedoms – the rights to free speech and privacy. This bill would ensure that Americans could be active in the public education and policy process without the fear of harassment from bureaucrats with a leftist agenda.”
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