Washington D.C., Mar 3, 2021 / 11:00 am
An campaign finance bill under consideration in the House could present grave concerns for religious liberty, an opponent of the bill told CNA.
Earlier this month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced the For the People Act of 2021 (H.R. 1), alongside Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and John Sarbanes (D-Md.), saying the bill is necessary because the state of American democracy is in "deep disrepair."
But some opponents of the bill--including pro-life groups--have warned of First Amendment implications to religious freedom and free speech.
Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow at the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, told CNA in an interview that he considers the For the People Act of 2021 the worst bill he's seen in his 20 years in Washington.