Rep. Young Votes No On Unconstitutional DISCLOSE Act
Washington, D.C. – Alaskan Congressman Don Young voted in favor of constitutional freedom today by voting no on the politically-based H.R. 5175, the DISCLOSE Act. This misguided piece of legislation seeks to decide how certain organizations may participate in the political process, by attempting to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission.
“This bill is a slap in the face to the First Amendment, plain and simple,” said Rep. Young. “It’s not in any way about campaign finance, but instead about controlling the elections this November, making it nothing short of political game-playing. This bill’s provisions include enormous exclusions for certain organizations while placing extraordinary limits on others and hindering their ability to participate in the political process. H.R. 5175 is a ‘Hail Mary’ thrown up by the Majority right before the elections in hopes of skewing the process; all it really does is stifle our freedoms and discourage Americans from becoming involved in the political process. I received many phone calls from Alaskans urging me to vote no on this bill, which just proves that no matter what the Majority tries to pull, the American people won’t be duped.”