Conservative Groups Launch Misinformation Campaign Against HR 1

The nonpartisan government ethics group Campaign Legal Center (CLC) released a fact check memo last month countering false claims about H.R. 1, in response to a misinformation email sent by a group named ACT for America, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated an anti-Muslim hate group. In addition to saying that no taxpayer revenue would be included in the program, and would therefore not be used for any candidate salaries, as claimed by Heritage, CLC’s memo underscores that the program would not permit salary payments to sitting members of Congress.

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