Press Release

House Freedom Caucus Applauds the Passage of the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act

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Washington, June 14, 2016 | Alyssa Farah (202-225-2676) | comments

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act, H.R. 5053 on Tuesday. The Freedom Caucus released the following statement:

“The Freedom Caucus applauds the passage of H.R. 5053, which will safeguard Americans’ First Amendment right to free speech, without risk of government retaliation. There is no reason the IRS needs the personal information of donors to tax-exempt organizations, particularly in light of the agency’s track record of abusing its power by targeting conservative organizations and individuals.

The Freedom Caucus, which has long worked to hold the IRS accountable for past and continuing abuses of power, took an official position in support of H.R. 5053. We are grateful to Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) for his leadership on this issue and we encourage the Senate to take up the bill.”

Mission statement of the House Freedom Caucus:

“The House Freedom Caucus gives a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them. We support open, accountable and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty, safety, and prosperity of all Americans.”

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