FreedomWorks Statement in Response to House Passage of H.R. 1

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the House’s passage of H.R. 1, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“The House just passed one of the most unconstitutional, anti-speech pieces of legislation in years, the so-called ‘For the People Act.’ House Democrats have made clear they wish to open up more Americans to harassment for their political beliefs and continue to ignore the core tenets of federalism.

“H.R. 1 would have a chilling effect on speech and would threaten the integrity of our elections, allowing incumbents to fund their campaigns with taxpayer dollars. It’s no wonder that this disgraceful bill is opposed by folks from across the political spectrum.

“Senate Republicans should now heed Leader McConnell’s warnings. This bill is meant to protect Democrats, who are willfully casting the rights to free speech and freedom of association aside for political expediency.”