Press Release

House Freedom Caucus Encourages Support for the First Amendment Defense Act

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Lima, July 11, 2016 | Alyssa Farah (202-225-2676) | comments

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on the First Amendment Defense Act, H.R. 2802, on Tuesday. The House Freedom Caucus released the following statement in support of the legislation:

“The First Amendment Defense Act is common-sense legislation that protects religious liberty—the backbone of our great nation. Under FADA, the federal government would be barred from revoking grants, contracts, accreditation, or licenses from individuals or institutions based on the personal views they hold on the definition of marriage.

Supporting the First Amendment Defense Act was one of the first official positions the Freedom Caucus took and we look forward to seeing it advance in the House. We encourage the Oversight Committee to move this legislation forward for a mark-up as soon as possible. We also thank Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) for their continued leadership on this important issue.”

Mission statement of the House Freedom Caucus:

“The House Freedom Caucus gives a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them. We support open, accountable and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty, safety, and prosperity of all Americans.”

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