WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee Republican Leader Russ Fulcher (R-ID) sent a letter to Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Marty Walsh expressing opposition to the DOL’s proposed rescission of religious liberty protections for federal contractors.
In the letter, the Members write: “We write in strong opposition to the Department of Labor’s proposal to revoke the Trump administration’s final rule clarifying the rights and obligations of religious federal contractors. Prior to the final rule, religious organizations were reluctant to seek federal contracts because of uncertainty regarding their rights and obligations.”
The Members conclude: “Rescinding the religious contractor rule would jettison the certainty that has been provided to religious contractors and would once again discourage them from bidding on federal contracts, decreasing competition, and harming federal programs and taxpayers. We strongly urge DOL not to rescind the religious contractor rule, so that religious Americans can continue participating equally in the federal contracting system.”
Full text of the letter to Secretary Walsh is available here