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Senator Blunt’s Statement On Vote To Protect Americans’ Religious Freedom

March 01, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement today regarding the Senate vote to table the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act” and uphold the Obama Administration’s violation of the First Amendment rights of all Americans:

“I am truly disappointed by the partisanship that has been injected into this debate on religious freedoms. Instead of working to pass a bipartisan measure that has been part of our law for almost 40 years, this debate has been burdened by outlandish and divisive efforts to misinform and frighten Americans.

“The fact remains that this provision would simply preserve the fundamental religious freedom that we enjoy today. For the first time in our history, the Obama Administration’s health care mandate is an egregious violation of our First Amendment rights. 

“Unfortunately, this is only a glimpse of what Americans can expect as a result of President Obama’s government health care takeover – which is why we need to repeal and replace this bill with common-sense bipartisan solutions.

“This fight is not over. I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers of Congress to protect the rights that make our nation great.”

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