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New Hampshire Bill Pursuing Asset Forfeiture Reform, Protecting Innocent Citizens

In the Granite State, numerous citizens have faced infringements on their rights because of civil asset forfeiture abuse. Just as many other states have realized that asset forfeiture is being used as a tool to take away hard-earned cash and other such property from innocent citizens, New Hampshire must pursue change in the state’s policing laws. Fortunately, one such bill is making its way through the legislature to do just that.

04/08/2016
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FreedomWorks Praises Chuck Grassley for Resolve in Supreme Court Fight

FreedomWorks today praised Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for resisting a coordinated effort by liberal groups to pressure him into holding hearings and votes on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.

04/08/2016
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Senate Democrat Says the National Debt Is Not a Threat

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) does not believe the United States' $19.2 trillion national debt is a national security threat. He made the comments during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the strategic implications of the national debt on Wednesday, chaired by Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)

04/07/2016
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WhatsApp Extending Encryption to Billions, Protecting Privacy Worldwide

The debate regarding encryption and privacy in the digital age has become a hot-button issue in light of the recent legal struggles between Apple and the FBI. Many technology producers and consumers have become particularly concerned with their messaging privacy, fearing similar compelled actions forced by governments. In response to these concerns, the developers at WhatsApp have taken a strong stance in favor of encryption, protecting the privacy rights of people around the world.

04/07/2016
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FreedomWorks Thanks Roy Blunt for Standing with Grassroots Conservatives

FreedomWorks today thanked Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) for declining to meet with President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee and supporting the position of its community of grassroots conservative activists. FreedomWorks believes that meetings with the nominee plays into the hands of the White House and opens the door to hearings and votes.

04/07/2016
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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

After a months-long trip to visit extended family in Cincinnati, Charles Clarke was approached by local law enforcement while preparing to board a flight home to Orlando. A tip from a ticket agent, who claimed that Clarke’s bag smelled like marijuana, had spurred the encounter.

04/07/2016
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Virginia Takes a Step in the Right Direction to Protect Private Property

Private property rights protections are a little stronger today in the Commonwealth of Virginia. On Friday, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed legislation that increases the evidentiary standard in civil asset forfeiture cases. Though a lot of work remains to reform Virginia's civil asset forfeiture laws, action on this bill is a step in the right direction.

04/07/2016
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FreedomWorks Foundation Blasts Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule

Following the U.S. Department of Labor’s promulgation today of a fiduciary rule that will make it more complicated for older Americans to get retirement investment advice, FreedomWorks Foundation Executive Director Curt Levey commented:

04/06/2016
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Justice Reform Legislation on the Move in Oklahoma

Three bills that would overhaul Oklahoma's sentencing policies and another offering more drug treatment programs are moving toward a final vote in the state Senate. The bills, which have already cleared the state House of Representatives are part of the latest effort to overhaul Oklahoma's criminal justice system to make it more efficient, reduce recidivism, and enhance public safety.

04/06/2016
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FreedomWorks Opposes Any Amendment to FAA Reauthorization That Extends Renewable Energy Tax Breaks

FreedomWorks today announced its opposition to any amendment to H.R. 636, the vehicle for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, that would extend renewable energy tax breaks. FreedomWorks will key vote against any amendment that extends these tax breaks and will key vote against passage if such language is included in the final version of the bill.

04/06/2016

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