Tea Party Patriots Action: “H.R 1 Should be Called ‘The Lois Lerner Tribute Act’”


Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin today responded to the House vote on H.R. 1, the wrongly-named “For the People Act.”

“House Democrats today passed H.R. 1. They wrongly named it the ‘For the People Act.’ It would be more appropriate to call it ‘The Lois Lerner Tribute Act.’ H.R. 1 is nothing more than a power grab by the Democrats. That is made clear by the fact that not a single Republican Member of the House — not even any of the weak-kneed ones — voted in favor of this turkey of a bill. For that, we thank House Republicans.

“House Democrats’ intention is not to protect our First Amendment rights to speak freely on issues before Congress as enshrined in the Bill of Rights, but to shut down all speech they oppose — by intimidating, harassing, and silencing the people. At Tea Party Patriots, we witnessed first-hand and at great pain what can come of ‘donor disclosure,’ ‘openness,’ and ‘transparency,’ when the IRS targeted us. And now H.R. 1 essentially codifies what the IRS did to us. This is exactly what we have come to expect from the Democrats, and we encourage Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to stand by his word and never let H.R. 1 or anything close to ‘The Lois Learner Tribute Act’ reach the Senate floor for a vote.”