Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a rule rescinding the Trump administration’s protections for religious federal contractors:
“This is a direct attack on every employer who dares to follow their faith. The Biden administration practices its own First Amendment rights daily, but it is eagerly stripping that God-given protection away from everyday Americans. President Trump’s rule benefitted everyone, from the taxpayers who rely on the necessary goods and services provided by faith-based organizations to the employees and job creators who do not have to deny their religion to compete for federal contracts. Today’s proposed rule only benefits left-wing special interests.
“The DOL is a pawn in Biden’s assault on religious freedom.”