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FreedomWorks Opposes Steel and Aluminum Tax

FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon released the following statement on news that the Commerce Department will recommend slapping tariffs on steel and aluminum: “The consumers pay tariffs and other taxes. Why are we trying to wipe away all the benefits of December’s fundamental tax reform? “In …

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Reduce Recidivism and Enact Fairer Sentencing

FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs Jason Pye made the following statement after the markup of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, S. 1917: “Thank you to Chairman Grassley, Sen. Lee, and others for their leadership on these important issues. As we’ve seen in states …

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FreedomWorks Opposes Gas Tax and Going Back on Tax Reform

FreedomWorks president Adam Brandon released the following statement on news that President Trump is considering supporting a 25-cent tax hike: “I’d hate to see a new tax siphon off 20 percent of the $1,000 tax reform bonuses back to the swamp this year.” Continue Reading....

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Amazon Business Is Starting to Work in Healthcare

Amazon has started its entry into the healthcare industry, pitching hospital executives on its distribution of hospital supplies. Its initial successes, challenges, customer feedback and competition are all promising signs for its ability to reduce costs in healthcare. FreedomWorks Vice President of Advocacy Noah Wall …

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Stop Shielding Airlines from Foreign Competition

Flying, an experience often taken for granted nowadays, can be a magical one for so many. It can deliver you to loved ones thousands of miles away in just a matter of hours. You can stare out the window into the majesty of the clouds, …

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The Weekly Fix: Nothing Says "Bipartisanship" Like Earmarks

The fix is in. There is a movement to restore earmarks to Congress, and it’s being led by entrenched and out-of-touch Republicans. It’s amazing how quickly beltway politicians will revert to their old antics when they have been living in the swamp for too long. …

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USDA “Promotes” Its Way to Higher Prices

Have you ever heard of the Christmas Tree Promotion Board? What about the Mushroom Council or the Popcorn Board? Believe it or not, these are all ACTUAL federal programs that ruin free market commerce. Buried within the bowels of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is …

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Support the Energy Sovereignty Act, H.R. 4994

On behalf of our activist community, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to support the Energy Sovereignty Act, H.R. 4994, introduced by Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.). This bill would ensure that unelected bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …

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White House's FY 2019 Budget Proposes Big Reductions in Nondefense Spending After a Spending Deal That Increases Deficits

The White House unveiled its FY 2019 budget request this morning. Although it’s incredibly unlikely that the budget request will become law, it does provide a window into the policy priorities of the Trump administration. Of course, the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act, H.R. …

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Capitol Hill Update: February 12, 2018

Schedule: The House and Senate are in session this week. House: In case you missed it, Congress passed a spending bill that busted the spending caps by $296 billion over two years ($165 billion for defense and $131 billion for nondefense), plus another $80 billion …

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