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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on H. J. Res. 43, disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act:

“Current attempts to infringe upon religious liberty and First Amendment rights are frankly unacceptable. No person or employer should be forced to pay for or support something that they have sincerely held religious or moral objections to. Pro-life advocacy organizations, religious institutions, and other faith-based employers in DC should not be forced to hire or retain an individual who takes public action opposed to the very mission of the organization. These same organizations should also not be forced to pay for elective abortion in their health plans. This D.C. bill simply goes too far, which is why the House tonight exercised its oversight authority to override bills within our nation’s capital.”