Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the House Floor in opposition to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) attack on religious freedom.
Republican Leader Foxx’s Remarks:
“I stand in strong opposition to the Department of Labor’s attack on religious freedom. The DOL’s proposal to rescind protections for religious federal contractors demonstrates how hostile the Biden administration is to the free exercise of religion when it bucks up against progressive priorities.
“Prior to President Trump’s rule clarifying the rights and obligations of religious federal contractors, religious organizations were reluctant to seek federal contracts.
“If the rule is rescinded, religious organizations will once again be dissuaded from competing for these contracts. This will lead to less competition for federal contracts, meaning the American people will pay a higher price for federal projects.
“Religious organizations should be able to compete for contracts on a level playing field, without having to compromise their faith. The Biden administration apparently disagrees.
“It is of the utmost importance to protect our very first right, the religious freedom of all Americans, including federal contractors.”