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Biden Administration Kills Opportunities for Faith-Based Contractors

Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the Biden administration overturned a Trump-era rule protecting opportunities for faith-based contractors to seek federal government contracts:

“Under the Biden administration, faith-based contractors are losing invaluable protections which safeguarded their ability to compete for federal government contracts freely and fairly. The Trump rule provided contractors with long-awaited clarity about their rights and obligations when competing for federal contracts. This improved competition for contracts and improved deliverables. Overturning the Trump-era rule will create a net negative for taxpayers and workers.

“Moreover, this administration’s stance towards religious freedom is ‘death by a thousand cuts.’ As noted in a 2021 letter sent to Secretary of Labor Walsh in December 2021 by Congressman Fulcher and myself, religious freedom is a fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution by the First Amendment, yet this rule infringes upon that sacred right. An infringement on religious liberty anywhere is an infringement on religious liberty everywhere; House Republicans understand this and are committed to upholding religious freedom for all Americans.”

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