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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.

Faith & Freedom Coalition Statement On Unified Framework For Tax Reform

Duluth, GA – Faith & Freedom Coalition Executive Director Timothy Head issued the following statement on the release by President Donald J. Trump and leaders of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, of a unified framework for historic tax reform.

“President Trump, Speaker Ryan, Leader McConnell and other leaders in Congress and the administration have unveiled a historic overhaul of the U.S. tax code that will provide real tax relief for American families and business. Americans of faith support these efforts to repeal the Johnson Amendment, expand the child tax credit, double the standard deduction for individuals and married couples, and provide relief for small businesses to unleash the full power of the American economy to create jobs, and allow parents to better provide for their families.”

Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition 17th Fall Family Banquet Featuring Sen. James Lankford This Saturday

In one of the most-watched events on the political calendar in the Hawkeye State, Senators James Lankford, Charles Grassley, and Joni Ernst, along with Governor Kim Reynolds, Secretary of State Paul Pate, and Rep. Steve King, headline the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s “Fall Family Banquet” on Saturday, September 16th in Des Moines, Iowa at the Knapp Learning Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

The annual Fall Family Banquet attracts both national political attention, and a statewide audience of Iowa’s most politically active citizens to raise funds for the Iowa Faith & Freedom voter education efforts across the state. As occurred in the 2016 election cycle, Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition will serve a vital role in informing and mobilizing faith-based voters to go to the polls in large numbers in 2018.

WHO:
Senator Charles Grassley
Senator Joni Ernst
Senator James Lankford
Governor Kim Reynolds
Secretary of State Paul Pate
Rep. Steve King
Dr. Ralph Reed

WHAT:
Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s 17th “Fall Family Banquet”

WHERE:
Knapp Learning Center
Iowa State Fairgrounds
3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317

WHEN:
Saturday, September 16th
5:00pm

CONTACT:
Steve Scheffler at (515) 971-7363 or [email protected].

Faith & Freedom Coalition Statement On DACA

Duluth, GA – Faith & Freedom Coalition Executive Director Tim Head issued the following statement on the Trump’ administrations decision to revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program enacted by former President Barack Obama.

“As the federal courts were about to rule President Obama’s DACA program unconstitutional, President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions took proper, pro-active action to phase out the program delivering on their commitment to the rule of law and giving Congress time to pass immigration reforms that secures our borders, protects American workers, and deals with those already here. Trump’s executive action is both compassionate toward all who those who have come to our country and prevents mass deportations that could have resulted from the impending federal court ruling that could break apart immigrant families. President Trump and his administration continue to focus Homeland Security resources on deporting criminals and visa overstays, and not on children who were brought to this country through no choice of their own.”