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Entry Title Date
Protecting Volunteer Firefighters And Emergency Responders Act April 27, 2015
Orrin Hatch, R-UT
"More often, government undermines and restricts the exercise of religion through indirect impact. General laws that on their face do not explicitly target religion can nonetheless have a profound impact when applied to particular religious practices. Zoning ordinances may restrict where churches can meet, whether they may expand their meeting place, and what services they may offer. Religious institutions may be forced to hire individuals who do not share their faith. Regulations may prohibit individuals from wearing items required by their faith or require employees to work on their Sabbath."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget For Fiscal Year 2016 March 24, 2015
Keith Rothfus, R-PA
"Importantly, Mr. Chairman, this resolution sets the stage for us to pass real healthcare reform that will actually address cost and coverage and help American families in their healthcare choices with more freedom, more choice, and less bureaucracy. This budget respects the rights of conscience for our Nation’s doctors and religious institutions and people of faith."
Honoring Pastors Moulton And Judith Esdaille February 2, 2015
Eliot Engel, D-NY
"Mr. Speaker, religious institutions have the power to shape and bind a community in ways that can forever change their neighborhood for the better. That has been the case with the Mount Carmel Pentecostal Church in the Bronx, which celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2014."
The Progressive Caucus September 10, 2014
Charles Rangel, D-NY
"It seems to me that it goes beyond just doing the right and the moral thing. Even churches and synagogues and mosques should recognize that their membership is going down because you can’t pay the rent, buy the food, and still give your money to the religious institutions."
Not My Boss’S Business Act July 15, 2014
Mark Udall, D-CO
"I have heard the arguments from those who say the Supreme Court’s decision narrowly protects religious freedom. I think we can all agree that where religious freedoms are being threatened, we as Americans have a duty to act swiftly to address it. But the fact is that actual religious institutions are already exempt from requirements that run contrary to their beliefs. Remember, the men and women who went to work for Hobby Lobby signed up to work at a craft store, not a religious organization."

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