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Freedom Works
Sunday April 11, 2021 @ 03:39:42 AM mt

FreedomWorks Activists Author Unique Comments on FinCENs Crypto Power Grab




WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Yesterday marked the closure of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Networks (FinCEN) request for public comments on their proposal to radically regulate cryptocurrency transactions. Our activist community strongly challenged this proposed rule that would fundamentally change the nature of cryptocurrencies as we know them. Below, you will find some of the comments submitted by our activist community opposing this docket:

Blockchain technology and the free market that created it is far safer, more secure, and more trustworthy than any government bureau or government official could ever be. Free enterprise and free market scholars all agree that any government intervention and government regulation is burdensome, inefficient, and prone to abuse. Keep your hands off my crypto! - Charles P

The Biden Administration should not be looking to regulate or track crypto-currencies. The federal government regulates and controls money and the banking and financial industry too much already. We need to reduce government regulation and interference in these areas not increase. The government's control of money has led to the government spending far more than it otherwise would. We need to reduce government spending and control of money and banking, not increase it. The massive government consumption undermines the productive capability and standard of living because it undermines saving, investment, businesses, and people doing what they want with the money they have earned. It's wrong to allow the government to siphon off and spend so much of taxpayers' money. - Brain S

There's no point in Bitcoin or other crypto-currencies existing if the government is just going to manipulate and/or track them the same way they do the US Dollar. I strongly urge you to vote against any and ALL legislation or rules that would do so little as to even enable tracking or manipulation in any way, shape, or form. Money is not the business of government, and there's no place in the Constitution that grants such a power to government, AND, it specifically excludes any power not granted within to be reserved to the states, or the people. Clearly, this belongs in the people's hands, and NOT that of any form of government. - Stephen M

Additionally, FreedomWorks Foundation is proud to announce that Beverly McKittrick has joined the Regulatory Action Center to serve as the institutions director. Given her wealth of experience both inside and outside the administrative state, we are excited to have her join the team and lead the charge against onerous regulations.

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Sunday April 11, 2021 @ 03:39:39 AM mt

Support the Let States Cut Taxes Act H.R. 2002 and S. 730 and the State Fiscal Flexibility Act S. 743




On behalf of FreedomWorks activist community, I urge you to contact your representative and senators and ask them to cosponsor the Let States Cut Taxes Act, H.R. 2002 and S. 730, introduced by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) and Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and the State Fiscal Flexibility Act, S. 743 introduced by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho). These bills would eliminate a provision in the American Rescue Plan Act, the most recent $1.9 trillion hyper-partisan COVID-19 relief package, that bans states from cutting taxes until 2024 if they take any funds from the package.

In the middle of the night, during vote-a-rama in the Senates consideration of the reconciliation bill for the American Rescue Plan Act, Senate Democrats added an amendment to the legislation in an attempt to further prevent states from implementing the very policies needed to put our country on the best path for actual recovery from COVID-19: cutting taxes.

As FreedomWorks said of the Let States Cut Taxes Act when it was introduced, Just when you think Democrats can stoop no lower, they find a way. Congressman Bishop is right to call out their midnight move to tie a ban on state tax cuts into their hyperpartisan 'COVID' relief bill. This provision is coercive and directly targeted at states that have smartly managed themselves during this pandemic. Federal policy should not impede on basic state tax policy Especially not to prevent the very pro-growth governance actually needed for states to recover from COVID-19.

For these reasons, I urge you to contact your representative and senators and ask them to cosponsor the Let States Cut Taxes Act, H.R. 2002 and S. 730, and the State Fiscal Flexibility Act, S. 743.

Sincerely,

Adam Brandon, President, FreedomWorks

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Saturday April 10, 2021 @ 04:00:05 PM mt

FreedomWorks Opposes House Republican Effort to Resurrect Currency of Corruption




WASHINGTON, D.C.-- In response to the expected vote in the House Republican Conference to reverse its long-standing ban on earmarks, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

Republicans must not reverse their ban on earmarks, no matter what Democrats have chosen to do on the issue. Theres a reason why earmarks were once referred to as the currency of corruption in the halls of Congress before being temporarily banned in 2011. As weve seen in the past, they pave the way for extraordinarily wasteful spending and unnecessary, absurd government projects. For the sake of our nation's fiscal health and tackling our governments spending addiction, earmarks should be avoided at all costs.

The government should work for the people, not for special interests. Faith in Congress is extremely low--bringing back earmarks is not the way to build back that trust. Plus, with COVID-19 relief spending having caused our deficit to balloon to record highs, the last thing we need right now is the reinstatement of a practice that encourages more reckless spending. Lawmakers must fight to ban, not resurrect, the practice.

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Saturday April 10, 2021 @ 03:59:59 PM mt

FreedomWorks Statement in Response to the SECs Move Toward Corporate Climate Disclosure Requirements




WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to acting Chairwoman Allison Lees request for public input on the Security Exchange Commissions (SEC) decision to require companies to disclose information about climate change-related risks and opportunities, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

The SECs notice that they will move forward with requiring businesses to disclose information regarding climate change is simply the continuation of the Biden administrations push to pick winners and losers in American markets. Requiring all firms to abide by one-size-fits-all disclosure rules merely creates new burdens on smaller businesses who lack the resources of large conglomerates who have pushed for these mandates.

As it stands, corporations who wish to disclose such information to investors are already allowed to do so under the guidance established in 2010. Creating a requirement out of this voluntary system would do little to inform investors beyond the status quo.

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Saturday April 10, 2021 @ 03:59:57 PM mt

Key Vote NO on the Nomination of Xavier Becerra for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services




On behalf of FreedomWorks activist community, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to vote NO on the nomination of Xavier Becerra for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Becerras gross lack of qualifications in the healthcare field, in conjunction with his demonstrated support for radical progressive policies in healthcare, mean that his confirmation would bring a disastrous sea change to the administration of HHS.

As the Attorney General of California with no medical background, Xavier Becerra is absolutely unqualified to lead HHS. In fact, his only real qualifications to lead the healthcare arm of the federal government is his involvement in litigation supporting the failed law that is Obamacare.

In California v. Texas and Texas v. California, Becerras office argued that the Affordable Care Act remained constitutional in spite of the fact that Congress had effectively removed the penalties for not purchasing health insurance, meaning that the penalty no longer classifies as a tax. While the Supreme Court has yet to render its decision on these pending cases, Becerras unwavering partisan support for Obamacare is worrying. To make matters worse, Becerra has also demonstrated his support for single-payer healthcare, including full-blown Medicare for All.

The fact that Becerras nomination required a discharge petition to make it to the floor should also be concerning to the Senate. While Senate Republicans have been generally agreeable throughout the transition process, frequently supporting other nominations of President Biden, the conferences staunch opposition to Becerra should be a clear signal to Senate Democrats. There are many, far more qualified individuals who should be nominated over Becerra. The Biden administrations choice of Becerra indicates that all they really want is a radical at HHS, who will give Biden cover to come down far further left on healthcare policy than he expressed both in his past and on the campaign trail in terms of being a moderate and fostering unity.

FreedomWorks will count the vote on the nomination of Xavier Becerra for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on our 2021 Congressional Scorecard and reserves the right to score any amendments, motions, or other related votes. The scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes Members of the House and Senate who consistently vote to support economic freedom and individual liberty.

Sincerely,

Adam Brandon, President, FreedomWorks

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Saturday April 10, 2021 @ 03:59:53 PM mt

FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Xavier Becerras Confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services




WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the Senates confirmation of Xavier Becerra as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

Becerras confirmation is not just a mistake, but a frightening look at what is to come for big government devastation of healthcare. No doubt, with Becerra now head of the HHS, Bidens administration and Democrats are feeling emboldened to move even further to the left on healthcare policy.

To say we are discouraged by his confirmation is an understatement. Seeing that HHS is tasked with improving the health, safety, and well-being of America, its indefensible that certain senators would vote to confirm someone without healthcare qualifications.

In addition to lacking relevant experience that would recommend him to such a powerful position, Becerra has voiced radical stances on healthcare in the past. What specifically comes to mind is his litigation in favor of the unconstitutional individual mandate argued in California V. Texas and Texas V. California as well as his support for socialist-style Medicare for All.

Despite the confirmation, we applaud the efforts of our activists, whom we can always count on to hold government leaders accountable. Since he was nominated to serve as the secretary of HHS, more than 18,000 of our activists have driven action in opposition to Becerra. They have made over 2,000 phone calls to the Senate, racking up more than 34 hours spent on the phone with these offices.

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Saturday April 10, 2021 @ 03:59:50 PM mt

Key Vote NO on H.R. 1868 a Bill to Exempt the American Rescue Plan from Fiscal Restraint




On behalf of FreedomWorks activist community, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to vote NO on H.R. 1868, which would, among other things, exempt the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act from statutory PAYGO rules and other fiscal restraints.

The Congressional Budget Office estimated that the massive $1.9 trillion legislation would increase the deficit by nearly $1.86 trillion over 10 years. This deficit requires the Office of Management and Budget to enforce PAYGO rules and make cuts on federal programs, including Medicare.

Democrats will argue that this bill is needed to prevent cuts to Medicare; however, they will not tell you that the only reason we are in this position is because the Democrats did not consider the budgetary implications of passing their $1.9 trillion socialist giveaway. Instead, Nancy Pelosi preferred to engage in a hyper-partisan process that prioritized bailing out oppressive, blue states that have only kept businesses closed and children out of classrooms for more than a year.

To make matters worse, only 9% of the $1.9 trillion was actually targeted for combating COVID-19. Our nearly-$30 trillion national debt is a threat to our national security, and passage of H.R. 1868 will only take us deeper into the unsustainable path to fiscal calamity.

Members of Congress must reject any vote that perpetuates and validates the acts of our fiscally irresponsible congressional leadership. This bill is nothing more than a rubber stamp for the Democrats fiscally irresponsible ways. Thats why we are recommending Members of Congress to vote NO on H.R. 1868.

FreedomWorks will count the vote for H.R. 1868 on our 2021 Congressional Scorecard and reserves the right to score any related votes. Our Congressional Scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes Members of the House and Senate who consistently vote to support economic freedom and individual liberty.

Sincerely,

Adam Brandon, President, FreedomWorks

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Saturday April 10, 2021 @ 03:59:47 PM mt

MEDIA ADVISORY: FreedomWorks Teams Up With Heritage Action for America to Oppose S. 1 Tomorrow 320 at 1:00 PM ET




WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FreedomWorks is proud to partner with Heritage Action for America in Charleston, West Virginia for a rally telling Sen. Joe Manchin to oppose the For the People Act (S. 1) and protect the filibuster.

Who-- FreedomWorks Senior Fellow Rev. C.L. Bryant joins slate of speakers from Heritage Action for America and prominent WV leaders

When-- Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET

Where-- West Virginia Capitol Building, Riverside Lawn by the Governor's Mansion located at: 1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25305

RSVP-- Please email FreedomWorks Director of Communications Peter Vicenzi at [email protected] for details.

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Saturday April 10, 2021 @ 03:59:18 PM mt

Support the Do Your Job Act H.R. 1902




On behalf of FreedomWorks activist community, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to cosponsor the Do Your Job Act, H.R. 1902, introduced by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.). This bill would end the practice of official time, which currently allows federal employees to perform outside union business while on the clock -- and on the taxpayers dime.

Federal worker unions are notorious for misusing taxpayer resources, including this practice of using official time to perform union business. A May 2018 report from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) found that federal employees spent 3.6 million official hours in FY 2016 performing official business at a cost of $177.2 million. That was an increase from 3.4 million hours and $162.5 million in FY 2014. Although the number of hours used by federal employees spent less time performing union business in FY 2019, 2.6 million hours at a cost of $134.9 million, one can expect that this number will rise during the Biden administration.

As we said when Rep. Bishop introduced this common sense piece of legislation, What this bill requires is simple -- that federal employees actually do the jobs they were hired to do. Only in Washington could this be a tall order. It is wholly unacceptable that more than $100 million taxpayer dollars are misused year after year to pay federal employees who perform union business while on the clock, at the literal expense of the American public.

For these reasons, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to cosponsor the Do Your Job Act, H.R. 1902.

Sincerely, Adam Brandon, President, FreedomWorks

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Friday April 09, 2021 @ 04:44:57 PM mt

FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Gov. Kemps Signing of SB 202




WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to Gov. Brian Kemps (R-Ga.) decision today to sign into law SB 202, a bill that will institute much needed electoral reform in the interest of strengthening election integrity, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

Gov. Kemp made the right decision today to sign SB 202 into law. This bill will impose voter ID requirements and increase oversight over the use of mail-in ballots as a means to strengthen election integrity. Contrary to the out-of-control and dangerous rhetoric of leading Democrats, these reforms are widely supported not only by many Georgians, but Americans nationwide. With how narrow the margin of victory is in elections today, it is critical that states like Georgia take the lead and pass legislation that ensures that Americans are not disenfranchised by illegally cast ballots.

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