House Republicans Keep Up Fight to Stop Government Encroachment on Religious LibertyPosted by Press Office on March 02, 2012
House Republicans are keeping pressure on the Obama administration to reverse its unconstitutional mandate that “would force some Americans to violate their religious beliefs” – the most egregious government encroachment on Americans’ First Amendment rights in 220 years, Congressman Boehner said yesterday. Here’s more from CNS News:
Speaking at a Heritage Foundation forum titled “Women Speak Out: Obamacare Tramples Religious Liberty” held earlier this week, Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY) explained how the ObamaCare mandate is just the latest consequence of the government takeover of healthcare and further indication of the disastrous implications it will have for Americans’ Constitutionally-enshrined liberties:
At an Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing yesterday, committee chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) also pressed the Obama administration on its fine-on-faith mandate. From the Energy & Commerce Committee:
Under tough questioning from Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL) at a Judiciary hearing on Tuesday, a member of the committee that recommended the mandate be included in the package of required ObamaCare services conceded that the committee did not even consider a conscience clause or religious exemption. On defense at a town hall meeting, one House Democrat confirmed that Democrats were not even “looking to the Constitution” when it comes to their fine-on-faith mandate. Well, obviously not, because men and women of all faiths have made clear that the mandate is an assault on Americans’ First Amendment rights. As Speaker Boehner said yesterday, “this is wrong and we want to stop it.” To that end, Republicans will continue fighting the ObamaCare anti-conscience mandate and protecting Americans’ right to religious liberty.
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