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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the President’s religious liberty executive order:

“Every single person has the fundamental right to live out their faith. That is a core principle in America. But these rights have been violated. Religious discrimination has had a chilling effect on free speech in houses of worship, has forced nuns to go to court to defend themselves, and has stopped adoption agencies from helping children find good homes. The President’s executive order will help to end unfair discrimination against Americans by the federal government without taking any rights or protections away from anyone. I look forwarding to building on this executive order to defend Americans from government discrimination and protect our First Amendment rights.”