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First Amendment Defense Act

HR 2802 : First Amendment Defense Act

Introduced June 17, 2015

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Following the Supreme Court ruling redefining marriage and the assault on our religious liberties, Patriot Voices is calling on our members to support the First Amendment Defense Act which has been authored by Senator Mike Lee in the Senate and Rep. Raul Labrador in the House.

Patriot Voices believes Congress should pass the First Amendment Defense Act, because it is an important step in protecting religious organizations from penalties such as the loss of their tax-exempt status should they be opposed to same-sex marriage based on their religious beliefs.

Some argue that religious freedom ends at the door of the religious gathering.  That is not freedom of religion -- that is something much less. That is called freedom to worship.  To have religious liberty one must have the freedom to express those religious values in every aspect of one’s life.  Our country cannot flourish in the future if we don’t remember the ideals our Founding Fathers put forth in the past to protect our religious liberties

Bill Sponsor

Rep. Raul Labrador (R ID-1)

Bill Cosponsors (172)

Rep. Doug Collins (GA-9)
Rep. Walter B. Jones (R NC-3)
Rep. Pete Sessions (R TX-32)
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R SC-3)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R MO-4)
Rep. Kevin Cramer (ND-0)
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R TX-19)
Rep. Steve Pearce (R NM-2)
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R CO-5)
Rep. Sam Johnson (R TX-3)
Rep. Mark Sanford (R SC-1)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R TN-7)
Rep. Keith Rothfus (PA-12)
Rep. Trent Franks (R AZ-2)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-2)
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R KS-4)
Rep. Lamar Smith (R TX-21)
Rep. Robert Pittenger (NC-9)
Rep. Tim Walberg (R MI-7)
Rep. Jody Hice (GA-10)
Rep. Kenny Marchant (R TX-24)
Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D IL-3)
Rep. Jim Jordan (R OH-4)
Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-6)
Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11)
Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12)
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R KS-1)
Rep. Joseph R. Pitts (R PA-16)
Rep. Tom Graves (R GA-9)
Rep. Jeff Miller (R FL-1)
Rep. Scott Garrett (R NJ-5)
Rep. Stephen Fincher (R TN-8)
Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-5)
Rep. Lynn A. Westmoreland (R GA-3)
Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R NJ-4)
Rep. Glenn Grothman (WI-6)
Rep. Andy Harris (R MD-1)
Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-2)
Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14)
Rep. John C. Fleming (R LA-4)
Rep. Mike Kelly (R PA-3)
Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36)
Rep. Ted Yoho (FL-3)
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R UT-3)
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R NE-1)
Rep. Steven Palazzo (R MS-4)
Rep. John R. Carter (R TX-31)
Rep. David Rouzer (NC-7)
Rep. Diane Black (R TN-6)
Rep. Dave Brat (VA-7)
Rep. Alex Mooney (WV-2)
Rep. Paul Gosar (R AZ-1)
Rep. Rob Bishop (R UT-1)
Rep. Mia Love (UT-4)
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R SC-4)
Rep. Robert B. Aderholt (R AL-4)
Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-2)
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (GA-11)
Rep. Mo Brooks (R AL-5)
Rep. Pete Olson (R TX-22)
Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R TN-4)
Rep. Ken Buck (CO-4)
Rep. Jim Bridenstine (OK-1)
Rep. Robert Hurt (R VA-5)
Rep. Ryan Zinke (MT)
Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-1)
Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-4)
Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-8)
Rep. Roger Williams (TX-25)
Rep. Bill Flores (R TX-17)
Rep. Steve Scalise (R LA-1)
Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R VA-4)
Rep. Charles Fleischmann (R TN-3)
Rep. Bill Posey (R FL-15)
Rep. David Roe (R TN-1)
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R CA-46)
Rep. Luke Messer (IN-6)
Rep. Tim Murphy (R PA-18)
Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA-5)
Rep. Ken Calvert (R CA-44)
Rep. Marlin A. Stutzman (R IN-3)
Rep. Robert J. Wittman (R VA-1)
Rep. John Ratcliffe (TX-4)
Rep. Mike Rogers (R AL-3)
Rep. Michael Burgess (R TX-26)
Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-2)
Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R TN-2)
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-1)
Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-4)
Rep. Kevin Brady (R TX-8)
Rep. Joe Barton (R TX-6)
Rep. Mike Bishop (MI-8)
Rep. Tom Price (R GA-6)
Rep. Scott Perry (PA-4)
Rep. Mark Walker (NC-6)
Rep. John Moolenaar (MI-4)
Rep. Martha Roby (R AL-2)
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R VA-6)
Rep. Garland Andy Barr (KY-6)
Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R WY)
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R SC-5)
Rep. Reid Ribble (R WI-8)
Rep. Randy Hultgren (R IL-14)
Rep. Michael Conaway (R TX-11)
Rep. George Holding (NC-13)
Rep. David Schweikert (R AZ-5)
Rep. Cresent Hardy (NV-4)
Rep. Gregg Harper (R MS-3)
Rep. Curt Clawson (FL-19)
Rep. Rod Blum (IA-1)
Rep. Earl "Buddy" Carter (GA-1)
Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R CA-52)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R TX-1)
Rep. Ed Whitfield (R KY-1)
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R TX-27)
Rep. Tom Marino (R PA-10)
Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (R LA-7)
Rep. Evan Jenkins (WV-3)
Rep. Tom Rooney (R FL-16)
Rep. David Joyce (OH-14)
Rep. Joe Wilson (R SC-2)
Rep. Kristi Noem (R SD)
Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27)
Rep. Tom Cole (R OK-4)
Trent Kelly (MS-1)
Rep. Rick Crawford (R AR-1)
Rep. Austin Scott (R GA-8)
Rep. Bob Gibbs (R OH-18)
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R TX-5)
Rep. Thomas Massie (R KY-4)
Rep. Rob Woodall (R GA-7)
Rep. Dan Benishek (R MI-1)
Rep. Dennis Ross (R FL-12)
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R TX-13)
Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5)
Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY-1)
Rep. Steve Womack (R AR-3)
Rep. Michael McCaul (R TX-10)
Rep. Garret Graves (LA-6)
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R FL-6)
Rep. John Culberson (R TX-7)
Rep. John Kline (R MN-2)
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R FL-9)
Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-6)
Rep. Daniel Webster (R FL-8)
Rep. Brett Guthrie (R KY-2)
Rep. Glenn Thompson (R PA-5)
Rep. Frank D. Lucas (R OK-3)
Rep. Dave Trott (MI-11)
Rep. John L. Mica (R FL-7)
Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25)
Rep. Billy Long (R MO-7)
Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R WI-5)
Rep. Hal Rogers (R KY-5)
Rep. Steve Chabot (R OH-1)
Rep. Adrian Smith (R NE-3)
Rep. Sam Graves (R MO-6)
Rep. Jim Renacci (R OH-16)
Rep. Scott Rigell (R VA-2)
Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23)
Rep. Bill Huizenga (R MI-2)
Rep. Tom Rice (SC-7)
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R MO-9)
Rep. Scott Tipton (R CO-3)
Rep. Jason T. Smith (MO-8)
Rep. Bill Johnson (R OH-6)
Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2)
Rep. Patrick J. Tiberi (R OH-12)
Rep. Kevin Yoder (R KS-3)
Rep. Morgan Griffith (R VA-9)
Rep. Warren Davidson (OH-8)
Rep. Peter J. Roskam (R IL-6)