U.S. Senate Sends Daines’ Bill Protecting Consumer Reviews to President

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today applauded the unanimous U.S. Senate passage of his legislation to protect consumers who want to write honest online reviews of companies, without fear of financial repercussions from the businesses being reviewed.  

Daines’ bill, the Consumer Review Freedom Act, would prohibit the use of non-disparagement clauses referred to as “gag clauses,” which are often found in little-read online user agreements.  

“Today was a good day for the First Amendment rights of Americans,” Daines stated. “This legislation protects folks who provide honest feedback about the products and services they purchase. I look forward to continuing to read open and honest reviews online.”

Daines is a cosponsor of the bipartisan Consumer Review Freedom Act. 

The U.S. Senate passed the measure unanimously last year. The U.S. Senate today approved the companion U.S. House of Representatives version, H.R. 5111.