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House Foreign Affairs Committee holds hearing ‘Brazil: A Crisis of Democracy, Freedom, & Rule of Law’ with Michael Shellenberger and Brazilian Journalist Paulo Figueiredo testimony

(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, The Conservative Caucus – the leading grassroots network in the country, will host a press conference featuring officials from Brazil following a House subcommittee hearing on Brazil's Democracy, Freedom, and Rule of Law crisis that's gripping the nation.

“The free speech and censorship crisis in Brazil looks eerily similar to the one that conservatives are facing here in the U.S. under the Biden administration,” said Jim Pfaff, President of The Conservative Caucus. “If anyone wants to know what a Biden second term will look like – look no further than Brazil where free speech rights are under attack and people are jailed for expressing their opinions that run contrary to the government’s narrative.”

Featured speakers at the press conference will include the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Congressmen Eduardo Bolsonaro, Congressman Gustavo Guyer, Congressman Nikolas Ferreira and journalists Paulo Figueiredo and Allan dos Santos. All the speakers are currently being targeted by Brazil’s Supreme Court. Figueiredo and dos Santos are currently living in exile in the United States.

The House hearing, which is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am ET will focus on the current crisis Brazil is facing, as highlighted by Elon Musk in recent weeks, regarding the country’s Supreme Court overreach that is limiting free speech and public discourse.

The mission of The Conservative Caucus is to create a grassroots conservative network, uniting people of widely varying backgrounds in peaceable defense of our country, our Constitution, and our common values rooted in liberty and equal rights.

The press conference begins at 3:00 pm at The Heritage Foundation located at 214 Massachusetts Ave NE. To learn more about The Conservative Caucus, please visit

Christopher Bedford writes at Blaze Media that “Democrats have become the most powerful minority in congressional history.”

 Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) had long struggled with a slim majority (whining about it is among his favorite party tricks), but after the foreign aid bill, he is now effectively the head of a center-left coalition — one that’s promised to protect him from being ousted by his own colleagues.

The real fight brewing is the 2025 budget. Johnson’s new Democratic friends will be eager to load an omnibus up with earmarks that will hamstring any future potential Trump administration, and Republican hawks are eager to help so long as they get more money for Ukraine and other war projects. That sort of move would hobble former President Donald Trump’s first year in office, were he to win in November.

With a razor-thin GOP majority, Democrats have extraordinary leverage to extract concessions from Speaker Johnson.

Here’s how you can help. To prevent a Democrat-led House or a slim GOP majority ruled by RINOs and never-Trumpers, we must elect a strong majority of conservatives in the House and Senate. Then we can actually cut the budget, build the wall, deport Biden’s illegals and offer President Trump full support to restore America.

No matter how many people you’ve gotten to register and vote in the past, please double it this year. Use your social media and speak up at your church and civic groups. That might seem like a drop in the bucket, but if we can get a million people just like you, we might get ten million new voters registered.

Sign up for our grassroots volunteer network to learn more things you can do.

That’s the recipe to build the Congressional majorities we need and to make sure President Trump wins.

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