Congressman Lamborn Supports Religious Freedom for Federal Contractors
Cassandra Sebastian (719) 520-0055
Washington D.C. - On August 15th, the Department of Labor proposed a rule clarifying the breath of civil rights protections afforded to religious contractors. The proposed rule ensures that conscience rights and religious freedom are given full protection under the law for any federal contractor. The proposal specifies that religious contractors may make employment decisions consistent with their sincerely held religious beliefs without fear of sanction by the federal government. Today, Congressman Lamborn led a comment-letter signed by sixty-six Members of Congress, in support of the Trump Administration's policy proposal.
Following the release of the letter, Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:
"I am glad to see the Trump Administration's proposed rule, which would provide peace of mind for federal contractors who happen to be religious. Americans seeking to serve their communities while contracting with the federal government should not fear sanction for their sincerely held beliefs. My friend Jack Phillips has had his faith put on trial three times because of religious intolerance, including twice by a state governmental agency. This proposal would ensure that no federal contractor could be subject to similar harassment by a federal agency simply because they operate in accordance with their religious faith while contracting with the federal government."