U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on the Judiciary
Henry J. Hyde, Chairman www.house.gov/judiciary
For immediate release July 13, 1999
Contact: Sam Stratman/Michael Connolly (202) 225-2492
Would Restore Right to Practice Faith without Gov't Interference
|The Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999 (RLPA) will restore the right to practice religion without governmental interference. RLPA brings back the same strong legal protection the Supreme Court struck down in 1993's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which passed both houses of Congress with only three votes of opposition.|
What You Need to Know
One Pager - A brief synopsis of the Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999.
In Brief - An in-depth analysis of legislation.
Chairman's Statements - Statements made by Rep. Charles Canady.
Why We Need RLPA - Real-life examples of victims of religious discrimination.
Organizations Endorsing RLPA - A list of the broad-based support for the legislation.
Zoning Regulations and Free Exercise - An analysis of one of the most pervasive forms of religious discrimination.
Committee Report - Legislative Report on RLPA filed by the Judiciary Committee.
Legislative Information - A link to the Library of Congress' information on the bill.
Hearings - Links to the Constitution Subcommittee's extensive series of hearings.
May 12, 1999 - Hearing on H.R. 1691, the "Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999"
July 14, 1998 - Hearing on H.R. 4019, the "Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1998"
June 16, 1998 - Hearing on H.R. 4019, the "Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1998"
March 26, 1998 - Oversight hearing regarding "The Need for Federal Protection of Religious Freedom and Boerne v. Flores, II."
February 26, 1998 - Oversight Hearing regarding "The Need for Federal Protection of Religious Freedom after Boerne v. Flores"
July 14, 1997 - Hearing regarding "Protecting Religious Freedom after Boerne v. Flores"