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E&C Republicans Sound the Alarm on Biden’s Censorship Campaign


House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and committee Republicans have been sounding the alarm on the Biden administration’s ongoing efforts to pressure Big Tech companies to censor speech it disagrees with and silence Americans. The actions taken by the Biden administration are alarming, un-American, and akin to the type of behavior we’ve seen from foreign dictators to destroy freedom and control speech. 

“President Biden and his administration want to institutionalize censorship by pressuring Big Tech to  silence Americans. The DHS disinformation board was just his latest attack on the First Amendment and free speech. I am glad to see these plans have been ‘paused’ and urge President Biden to permanently abandon his censorship mission. The answer to speech that we disagree with should always be more speech.” 

July 2020 189 Republican Members of Congress urged the Biden administration to abandon their censorship mission and respond to inquiries regarding their coordination with social media companies to censor Americans. 

March 2022Republican Leaders condemned the Surgeon General’s ongoing pressure campaign on Big Tech to silence Americans. 

April 2022Leader Rodgers urged Democrats and President Biden to abandon their censorship mission and that the establishment of a ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ was un-American.”

This week, the administration announced that it would be ‘pausing’ its efforts to establish a ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ that would attack and silence free speech online. 

This board should have never existed in the first place.  

Here are some reactions from E&C members. 

CLICK HERE to read more about E&C Republican solutions to protecting free speech.  

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