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AFP Expresses Disappointment in House Passage of Bill that Stifles Free Speech**

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AFP Expresses Disappointment in House Passage of Bill that Stifles Free Speech**

03.08.19 08:48 AM

ARLINGTON, Va.*— Americans for Prosperity expressed disappointment today following the U.S. House of Representatives passage of H.R. 1, which would*limit the voices of*everyday Americans engaging on issues and causes they care about while also insulating Washington politicians from critique. The grassroots organization urged lawmakers to pursue better alternatives to bolster a democracy where free speech and a diversity of voices are at the core of civic life. AFP President Tim Phillips issued the following statement: “Our country is stronger when it’s easier for all voices to be heard. But H.R. 1 moves us in the opposite direction—making it harder for everyday Americans to engage on the issues they care about, and easier for politicians to shield themselves from criticism. It is, therefore, disappointing to see the House pass this legislation which will only limit a vibrant public square. We stand firmly in support of the right of all Americans to participate in civic life and urge the Senate to oppose this bill.” Earlier this week, both the ACLU and the White House expressed similar concerns about the bill’s potential to stifle free speech. In a letter to the House Rules Committee, the ACLU argued that there are provisions of H.R. […]

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