“The Little Sisters deserve more than a victory in court. The Sisters deserve relief from this mandate, and an end to this ordeal."

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement applauding House passage of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act (S. 2078):

One year ago today, President Obama signed into law a bipartisan bill creating the position of Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia. But one year later, this State Department position remains unfilled. President Obama has still not found the time to nominate someone for the role. What’s taking so long?
Three of these Americans have been unjustly imprisoned on ridiculous charges, and another is being held captive at an unknown location. Negotiations with Iran – and any good nuclear deal – should include the safe return of all of them.

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today applauding House passage of H.J. Res. 43:

Certainly, “working hard” and “taking steps” to protect “anybody” is better than nothing, but is the White House “doing all it can to protect Christians”? It seems we have our answer.

With millions of Americans struggling to find work and pay the bills, Senate Democrats are focused on restricting religious freedom.

“Today’s decision is a victory for religious freedom and another defeat for an administration that has repeatedly crossed constitutional lines in pursuit of its Big Government objectives.”

"Faith-based employers, including Catholic charities, schools, universities, and hospitals, should not be forced to provide services that contradict their faith."

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) led an effort this week against a mandate he calls “a form of discrimination” that “primarily targets people in faith communities.”


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