Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Michael C Burgess MD (R-TX)
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that The Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic charity, cannot be forced by the government to act in violation of their religious beliefs.
“Today’s Supreme Court decision protected our First Amendment rights,” Burgess said. “The Constitution protects religious freedoms, and the government has no business requiring an organization to go against its religious beliefs just as the Little Sisters of the Poor experienced.
“Congress should not be putting forward policies that disregard constitutional rights. For that reason, I joined fellow members of Congress in signing an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to restore the rights of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
“I appreciate the Supreme Court for continuing to protect our religious freedoms with their decision today.”