Posey Votes to Stop Government Censorship
Washington, March 9, 2023
With the support of Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge), the U.S. House passed legislation to prevent the censorship of Americans by federal entities. The Protecting Speech from Government Interference Act, H.R. 140, expands the Hatch Act to prohibit federal agencies and officials from using their power and resources to censor the speech of Americans protected by the First Amendment. The legislation also prohibits federal employees from coercing private companies to remove, block or add disclaimer language to lawful speech.
“The federal government has a duty to first and foremost protect our liberty and uphold the Constitution,” said Congressman Posey. “Unfortunately, many in Washington have ignored this mission and instead have used their positions to silence critics and opponents so they can impose their radical agendas without any question or accountability. This behavior must end.”