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Press Release

FreedomWorks Joins Nation’s Largest Transpartisan Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform

An unlikely alliance of progressive and conservative groups has formed to pursue an aggressive effort to reform America’s criminal justice system. The Coalition for Public Safety will be the largest national effort working to pursue comprehensive criminal justice reforms that will reduce jail and prison populations and associated costs, and end the systemic problems of over-criminalization and over-incarceration.

02/19/2015
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Press Release

Leader McConnell Makes the Right Choice to Hold Floor Vote on First Step Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s (R- Ky.) announcement today that the Senate will vote on the First Step Act by the end of the month, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

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Press Release

FOX is Right to Support First Step Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to FOX’s statement today in support of the First Step Act, a landmark piece of criminal justice reform legislation being considered by the Senate, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

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Blog

A Last Shot at Reining in IRS Abuse of Asset Forfeiture in the 115th Congress

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a long, well-documented history of abusing federal forfeiture laws. They seize assets from innocent Americans on the mere suspicion of malfeasance. If the IRS believes a citizen is structuring deposits to avoid reporting requirements, the agency can seize your money. Administrative reforms were made in 2015 to roll back some abuses, but there is still much work to be done.

12/04/2018
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Blog

The First Step Act is Anything but Flawed

The myths surrounding the First Step Act continue to emerge, most frequently from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), the bill’s most outspoken critic. The First Step Act, S. 3649, which was carefully drafted by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in Congress, is supported by President Trump, over 150 former federal prosecutors, multiple law enforcement agencies, a wide base of faith leaders, and conservative policy groups both in Washington and across the country.

12/03/2018
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Blog

Supreme Court Likely to Deliver a Long Overdue Blow to Civil Asset Forfeiture

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Timbs v. Indiana. The case centers around the use of civil asset forfeiture and whether or not to incorporate the Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment to the states. Although the Court won’t decide the case until next year, the oral arguments show that most of the justices appear ready to deal a long overdue blow to civil asset forfeiture.

11/30/2018
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Op-ed Placement

GOP Road to Retaking Majority Begins With Lame Duck Action

BY Adam Brandon

Republicans may have lost the House of Representatives, but there is still an opportunity for substantial legislative victories in the lame duck session. Republicans lost the House because they failed to govern by their small government, constitutional principles. All eyes now turn to Senate Republicans to make good on their promises.

11/27/2018
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Issue Analysis

Separating Facts from Fiction on the First Step Act

Originally published on November 21, 2018. Last revised on December 3, 2018.

11/21/2018
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Radio Hit

Sarah Anderson on The CL Bryant Show

BY Sarah Anderson and C.L. Bryant

Sarah Anderson, FreedomWorks Federal Affairs Manager, discusses FreedomWorks' Digital Day of Action in support of the First Step Act

11/20/2018
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Radio Hit

Jason Pye on The CL Bryant Show

BY Jason Pye and C.L. Bryant

Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs discusses the First Step Act on the CL Bryant Show

11/20/2018

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