March 8, 2013

Speak Up for Religious Liberty

Several conservative members of the US House of Representatives have introduced new legislation that will protect Americans' First Amendment rights and put an end to the Obama Administration's assault on religious liberty.

It is called the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (HCCRA), and it would give full exemption from the Obamacare mandate to provide abortions and abortion related drugs in health care coverage, as well as protect individuals and health care entities that refuse to provide, pay for or refer patients to abortion providers because of their religious beliefs... (READ MORE)

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Black, Fortenberry & Fleming Introduce Health Care Conscience Rights Act to Stop Obama Administration’s Assault on Religious Freedom

On Tuesday, Congressmen Diane Black (R-TN), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), and John Fleming, M.D. (R-LA) held a press conference to announce the introduction of the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (HCCRA). This legislation would protect Americans’ First Amendment rights and would stop the Obama Administration’s assault on religious freedom. HCCRA offers reprieve from ongoing violations of our First Amendment, including full exemption from the Obama Administration’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate and conscience protection for individuals and health care entities that refuse to provide, pay for, or refer patients to abortion providers because of their deeply-held, reasoned beliefs. HCCRA has 50 original co-sponsors... (READ MORE)

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U.S. Sen. Cruz: Restore Growth First – Defund Obamacare

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Wednesday released the following statement regarding his Continuing Resolution amendment to delay funding of Obamacare:

For the last four years, our economy has grown at just 0.8% per year. As a result of this anemic growth, 23 million Americans are struggling to find work, and millions more are being denied a fair opportunity to achieve the American dream.

Economic growth these past four years has been a small fraction of historic levels: since World War II, our economy has averaged 3.3% growth each year. Until economic growth returns, none of our economic problems can be solved. Improving the lives of the middle class, protecting our seniors, empowering people to escape poverty, and reining in the federal debt…all depend on economic growth... (READ MORE
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U.S. Capitol to Continue Welcoming Visitors for Public Tours

In a letter to his constituents, House Speaker John Boehner announced that the United States Capitol Building will continue welcoming visitors for public tours. Boehner’s letter was sent to Ohioans whose White House tours were cancelled by the Obama administration. In it he encourages families visiting Washington to schedule a visit of the Capitol Building instead.

You can schedule a tour at VisitTheCapitol.gov. And read Boehner’s full letter below:

The White House announced today that White House tours are being canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration... (READ MORE)

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