WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA), Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA), and 48 Republican colleagues introduced legislation to immediately defund the Biden administration’s new “Disinformation Governance Board.”
The legislation would prohibit the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from using federal funding to establish or operate a “Disinformation Governance Board.”
“The Biden administration’s Disinformation Governance Board is yet another effort to censor conservative voices. Free speech is under attack in America,” Congressman Higgins said. “Federal bureaucrats should not be dictating what is or isn’t true. I am proud to stand with Congressman Johnson and many of my Republican colleagues in defense of every American’s First Amendment rights.”
“The Biden Administration’s decision to stand up a ‘Ministry of Truth,’ is dystopian in design, almost certainly unconstitutional, and clearly doomed from the start,” Congressman Johnson said. “The government has no role whatsoever in determining what constitutes truth or acceptable speech. President Biden should dissolve this board immediately and entirely. If he won’t then Republicans will.”
The full bill text is available here.