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Key Vote NO on the Energy Policy Modernization Act, S. 2012

As one of our over 5.7 million FreedomWorks activists nationwide, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to vote NO on the Energy Policy Modernization Act. S. 2012. This bill contains a grab bag of small provisions that add up to a major expansion of the federal government’s incessant meddling in the energy sector.

01/28/2016
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Press Release

Bernie Sanders’ Tax Plan Means Economic Hardship for Americans

Following the release of the Tax Foundation’s analysis of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ tax plan, FreedomWorks Senior Economic Contributor Stephen Moore commented:

01/28/2016
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FreedomWorks Foundation Announces New Executive Director

FreedomWorks Foundation today announced that Curt Levey has joined the team in the role of executive director. Levey will oversee the strategy and activities of FreedomWorks Foundation, which is dedicated to engaging and educating all Americans on limited government, free markets, and the rule of law.

01/28/2016
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FreedomWorks Announces New Director of Strategic Initiatives

FreedomWorks today announced that Neil Siefring has joined the team in the role of Director of Strategic Initiatives. In this role, Siefring will develop, oversee and help implement programs and projects that support FreedomWorks’ vision and short and long-term plans. He will be part of the organization’s executive leadership team.

01/28/2016
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Blog

Alaska Considers Justice Reform Recommendations

Known for its beautiful landscape, unforgiving weather conditions, and stunningly beautiful Aurora Borealis lights display, America’s last frontier continues to venture through paths unfrequented.

01/28/2016
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Georgia Rep. Advances Asset Forfeiture Reform

Georgia has become the latest in a long line of states looking to reform its civil asset forfeiture program. A growing number of people are apparently waking up to the common sense idea that the government shouldn’t seize private property from people when they haven’t been convicted of - or even charged with - a crime.

01/27/2016
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Scope of Practice Laws Make Medicine More Expensive

In my continuing crusade against the evils of occupational licensure, allies have been hard to come by. Most people take for granted the idea that licensing laws protect consumer welfare against unqualified professionals, and view any challenge to their legitimacy as some form of dangerous lunacy. This is particularly true in the medical profession. While the absurdity of requiring licenses for hair braiders or interior decorators may be relatively easy to convey, medical practice has such a high potential for danger that arguing for any reduction in regulations strikes people are reckless. In a new working paper from the Mercatus institute, however, Edward Timmons joins the fray, demonstrating that many licensing restrictions on medical providers exist not to protect consumer welfare, but to limit competition among doctors, resulting in higher prices and less choice for consumers.

01/27/2016
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The Absurdity of Regulation

Combating the kraken-like reach of the regulatory state is one of FreedomWorks major initiatives for 2016. While the constitution grants Congress the power to legislate, recent administrations have chosen to circumvent this authority, using regulatory agencies instead to advance their agenda and create de facto laws. Regulations are especially dangerous to liberty, because those craft them are not elected and therefore not accountable to the people. For this reason, rules are often arbitrary, capricious, and selectively enforced. Sometimes, they are downright absurd.

01/26/2016
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Coalition Letter: Support Amash's Bill to Repeal the Flawed "Cybersecurity" Act of 2015

FreedomWorks has signed onto the following coalition letter, led by the R Street Institute. This letter urges support for H.R. 4350, a recent bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) that would repeal the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. As you may recall, this major bill was tucked into the omnibus government funding bill in December of last year, with no chance for most lawmakers to even read it. The bill contains fundamental flaws with regard to privacy and due process, detailed in the letter below, and should be repealed.

01/25/2016
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How the Justice Department Is Funding Progressive Groups

When a big corporation is charged with antitrust or regulatory violations, and fined billions of dollars, have you ever wondered where that money goes? You might assume that it is deposited in the United States Treasury, for general purposes, or that it goes to victims of the companies’ misconduct. In some cases, you’d be right, but it turns out an awful lot of that money is being funneled straight into progressive non-profits, at the express direction of the Department of Justice.

01/25/2016

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