|Washington – Following the passage of H.R. 1 despite unanimous opposition from House Republicans, Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) issued the following statement:
“This bill is the most dangerous assault on free speech to come before Congress in decades.
“House Democrats can call it whatever they want, but the American people will see through their phony labels. House Republicans unanimously opposed this legislation because it creates a system that allows the federal government to dictate what Americans can and can’t say, and funnels taxpayer money into the congressional campaign process.
“Every program that the new Democrat majority has put forward – whether it’s trying to control what kind of car people can drive, health care plan they can have, or speech they can exercise – all expand the power of government at the expense of the people. Republicans steadfastly oppose these socialist policies and will always stand for the principles of freedom and opportunity on which our nation was founded.”