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Faith & Freedom Statement On President Trump List of Potential Supreme Court Justices

Washington, DC – Faith & Freedom Coalition Executive Director Tim Head issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s announcement today of five judges he is adding to his list of potential nominees to the United States Supreme Court.

“President Trump has made great strides to rebuild a federal judiciary that will respect religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, the rule of law, and the Constitution. Today the President took another big step forward when he added five outstanding jurists to his list of future potential Supreme Court nominees—jurists who share a judicial philosophy that respects the Constitution and who will not legislate from the bench. Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Judge Kevin Newsom, Justice Britt Grant, and Justice Patrick Wyrick are highly qualified judges who will uphold the Constitution and help protect the founding principles of our Republic.”

Faith & Freedom Coalition Supports Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Washington, DC – Ralph Reed, Chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, issued the following letter to members of the U.S. House Republican Conference today, announcing Faith & Freedom’s support for H.R. 1 the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ” and its inclusion as a “key vote” to cut taxes as part of the Faith and & Freedom Coalition Congressional Scorecard for the 115th Congress that will distributed in 117,000 churches nationwide in 2018.

In the letter to House members, Reed stated, “America’s families have already waited too long for tax reform that enables them to keep their hard earned dollars and care for their families. We must not fail them. We look forward to working with you to pass tax reform and strongly support efforts to simplify the code so that it is fairer for families and individuals, while also encouraging the economy to grow, leading to the creation of more jobs and higher wages.”

The letter also states that Faith & Freedom will score a vote in favor of the legislation as a key vote in the Congressional Scorecard which will be distributed to millions of voters of faith in 2018, “on behalf of the over one and a half million members of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, I urge you to vote YES on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1. A vote for this bill is a vote to continue the process of fundamental tax reform that Republicans have promised and America’s hardworking families desperately deserve.”

VIEW the full text of the letter here.

Faith & Freedom Coalition Releases 2017 Virginia Election Guide

The Faith & Freedom Coalition has released its election voter guide for the state of Virginia 2017 statewide General Election. Only two weeks remain until the Virginia General Election on Tuesday, November 7 and early voting has begun. The Virginia voter guide includes issue positions important to evangelical and conservative Catholic voters for each candidate for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General.

Voters of faith in Virginia, please take a moment and download the Virginia voter guide, print and share with your friends, and make sure our voices heard on November 7th!

Click here to download and print your own Virginia voter guide.

Faith & Freedom Coalition Will Score Senate Vote on FY 2018 Budget Resolution

Vote Will Appear in Tens of Millions of Congressional Scorecards and Voter Guides to be Distributed in 117,000 Churches Nationwide in 2018

(Washington, DC) – The Faith & Freedom Coalition, a pro-family organization with over 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide, sent a letter from Executive Director Tim Head to Republican members of the U.S. Senate today, announcing its intention to score an anticipated vote on S.Con.Res. 25.

A successful vote on the budget resolution will allow Congress to proceed with the fundamental tax reform that Republicans have promised and America’s hardworking families desperately deserve.

In the letter to Senators, Head stated, “We cannot lose this once in a lifetime opportunity to make the tax code simpler and fairer by reducing rates and protecting families which will increase wages, promote job creation, and make American businesses more competitive. America’s families have already waited too long for tax reform that enables them to keep their hard earned dollars and care for their families. We must not fail them. Passage of the FY 2018 budget resolution is the first step the Senate must take.”

Faith & Freedom Coalition Statement On De-Certification of Iran Nuclear Agreement

Tim Head, Executive Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition issued the following statement on the announcement from President Donald J. Trump that he plans to de-certify the Iranian nuclear agreement negotiated by the Obama administration.

“The terrorist supporting regime in Tehran now understands that the United States will not allow them to continue to develop a nuclear weapons program that destabilizes the region and the world. President Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal and work with Congress on new sanctions will put a halt on Iran’s nuclear program and ensure the long term security of the United States and our closest ally Israel.”

People of Faith Celebrate Trump Administration Ruling On Religious Liberty & Ban On Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

Duluth, GA – Faith & Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed issued the following statement concerning the Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor announcement of two companion interim final rules that provide conscience protections to Americans who have a religious or moral objection to paying for health insurance that covers contraceptive and abortifacient services.

“After eight years in which the Obama administration trampled on the First Amendment rights of people of faith, persecuted Christians who objected to taking innocent human life, and dragging the Little Sisters of the Poor to court, it is a relief to finally have a President who protects and defends freedom of speech and religion. President Donald J. Trump and his administration have once again delivered on his promise to protect religious liberty and serve as a pro-life President with today’s ruling that will end regulations forcing faith-based charities to subsidize medical services to which they object as a matter of their faith in God, and ensuring that public funds are not used to provide abortions.”

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives

Duluth, GA – Tim Head, executive director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition issued the following statement on passage today of H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” by the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Today the U.S. House of Representatives took a giant step in stopping the abhorrent practice of taking the life of an unborn child after the 20th week of pregnancy when medical science shows the child can feel pain.  Thanks to the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Trent Franks, and other pro-life leaders, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act now goes to the U.S. Senate. Millions of people of faith who went to the polls in record numbers in 2016, based largely upon the promise of a pro-life President and Congress, expect the Senate to bring this legislation to the floor for a recorded vote where Senators must decide whether or not to stop this dangerous procedure that kills the most innocent among us at a time when they can sense great pain.”

Statement On Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Duluth, GA – Ralph Reed, chairman of Faith & Freedom Coalition, a national pro-family organization with over 1.5 million members and supporters, issued the following statement in advance of today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”:

“Abortion stops a beating heart and ends an innocent human life. Though legalized by the Supreme Court in 1973, abortion on demand has never rested easy on the collective conscience of the American people. The desire for common-sense restrictions on abortion was one of the driving factors in the record turnout of voters of faith in 2016. I strongly urge the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act to stop the abhorrent practice of taking the life of an unborn child after the 20th week of pregnancy when medical science shows the child can feel pain. Passage of this bill by the House will lead to an almost certain recorded vote in the Senate, where many Senators on the ballot in 2018 will have to choose whether to defend the rights of unborn children who can sense pain, many of whom can survive outside the womb.”

The Faith & Freedom Coalition also announced that the vote on the “Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act” will be a scored vote on its Congressional Scorecards and voter guides, which will be distributed to millions of people of faith door-to-door and in over 117,000 churches prior to the 2018 election.