Sen. Murray, Dems to introduce legislation that prevents using the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

By Stephanie Klein | July 9, 2014

By Sarah Fisher

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) along with other Senate Democrats are planning to introduce a bill that prevents using the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to avoid complying with the Obamacare contraception mandate. In 1993, the RFRA passed unanimously in the House and 97-3 in the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Reid has already expressed his interest in bringing such a bill to the Senate. Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is expected to introduce a version of this bill in the House.

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