Fact Check: Would H.R. 1 and S. 1 Give Taxpayer Money to Politicians? Yes.

April 5, 2021   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

It’s undisputed that H.R. 1 and S. 1 would take public money and give it to politicians’ campaigns. However, supporters of the scheme claim ...

Feds: Want A Tax Deduction? Give Up Your First Amendment Rights.

March 30, 2021   •  By Barnaby Zall   •  ,

Want a tax deduction or tax exemption? The Solicitor General of the United States says the price of that “governmental subsidy” or “voluntary tax-benefit ...

IFS Chairman Bradley A. Smith Criticizes “Cynicism” of S. 1 in Opening Statement at Senate Rules Committee Hearing

March 24, 2021   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , , , , , , ,

At a March 24 hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, Institute for Free Speech Chairman Bradley A. Smith warned that ...

H.R. 1 Will Force Organizations – and Their Donors – to Publicly Profess Allegiance to Politicians

March 18, 2021   •  By Margaux Granath   •  , , ,

If H.R. 1 becomes law, organizations, including nonpartisan nonprofits, would be bound to publicly declare their support or opposition to any candidates named in ...

Misunderstanding Corporate PACs: The Media’s Mistaken Target

March 17, 2021   •  By Nathan Maxwell   •  , ,

In the aftermath of the Capitol riot, media outlets have increased their focus on an often-misunderstood vehicle for political contributions – corporate PACs. Misleading ...

As H.R. 1 Moves to the Senate, Consider What Motivates Politicians

March 16, 2021   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , , , , ,

In comments celebrating the House of Representatives’ partisan passage of H.R. 1, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) explained that achieving the Democrats’ legislative agenda will ...

Individuals of All Beliefs Benefit from Strong Privacy Protections

February 23, 2021   •  By Jeremy Talcott   •  , , , ,

On January 8, the Supreme Court accepted Americans For Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra for review. The Court’s ruling in this case will have substantial ...

H.R. 1 and S. 1’s “Honest Ads Act” Would Pad Facebook’s Pockets, Harm Competitors

February 10, 2021   •  By Nathan Maxwell   •  , , ,

Facebook is aiming to woo the Biden administration by increasing its efforts to police speech on its platform while expressing support for government regulation ...

Nine Former FEC Commissioners Warn of “Ruinous Effect” of H.R. 1 and S. 1

February 9, 2021   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , , , ,

Nine former FEC commissioners fiercely criticized both H.R. 1 and S. 1 in a letter to Congressional leaders. The deceptively named “For the People ...

Misleading H.R. 1 Poll Manufactures Support for Limiting Speech

January 26, 2021   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , , , , , , ,

A new poll from progressive supporters of H.R. 1 misleads about the bill's impact and ignores the many restrictions the legislation imposes on First ...

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