Is Congress starting to get it about freedom of speech? Yesteday, the House passed in a voice vote, an amendment authored by Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) to prohibit the Justice Department from spending any money to enforce provisions of the McCain-Feingold bill, namely the provision regarding ads leading up to the election. A recorded vote was called for and the amendment passed 215-205.
The Amendment was offered to the Commerce, Justice and related agencies appropriations bill. The vote tally is here and I will post the text of the amendment as soon as I find it.