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‘America First’ caucus targets Big Tech, mail-in voting, Chinese Communist Party

Pro-Trump representatives promise “intellectual boldness” in pursuit of pro-American policy.

Updated: April 17, 2021 - 1:05pm

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A group of pro-Trump representatives in Congress have formed what they have dubbed an “America First” set of policy initiatives, which they say will address domestic issues ranging from Big Tech to immigration to mail-in voting.

The coalition's inaugural policy platform says that the America First Coalition "exists to promote Congressional policies that are to the long-term benefit of the American nation." 

"The North Star of any policy proposal will be that which serves the American people, and any consequential analysis of policy platforms must be based on this first principle," the document states. 

The group says it will challenge the dominance of Big Tech in modern U.S. society, including a reform of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act that would target internet platforms' immunity from liability for content posted on their servers. 

The group also voices support for "nationwide systemic election reform," claiming that "mail-in voting, long recognized as subject to fraud, has become normalized" and that they will "work towards an end to mail-in voting, implementation of national voter ID and substantive investigations into mass voter fraud perpetrated during the 2020 election."

The group also highlights what they view as the unique threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party, stating that the United States "must be prepared militarily and economically to compete with a peer-competitor."

"It is the firm belief of this Caucus that American policy-making needs to get back to first principles, restore a long-term time horizon amongst our nation's leaders, and instill a greatly internalized sense of service to the American people on [the] part of our elected leaders," the policy platform says.

Among the members of the new caucus is Marjorie Taylor Greene, an unabashed Trump supporter and outspoken conservative serving Georgia.

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