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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After announcing Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) as FreedomWorks’ Member of the Month for May 2020 and the VITAL Act, S. 3512, as FreedomWorks’ Bill of the Month for May 2020, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:
“In an unprecedented time for our nation, it is important to recognize the people who want to responsibly move our nation forward, beyond this national emergency and the ideas that will help accomplish that. Rep. Mike Johnson has been one of the loudest voices for the need to 'flatten the debt curve' and vocally recognizing the consequences this unlimited spending will have in the long-run. Principle during national emergencies is often costly, but Rep. Johnson has more than answered the call. We need real solutions from Congress, not more irresponsible spending.
“Sen. Rand Paul’s VITAL Act is a level-headed policy prescription that will remove the massive roadblock that is the Food and Drug Administration that exists between the American people and more widespread testing, addressing what has only harmed our response to coronavirus. While many politicians are trying to use this crisis to grow government, Sen. Paul has clearly stated that big government itself is the problem, far more often than not. This courage is represented in his advocacy for proposals like the VITAL Act.”