WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement regarding House passage of H.J. Res. 43, the Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act.

“The District of Columbia’s recent ordinance that attacks religious freedom puts faith-based and pro-life organizations squarely in the crosshairs, forcing them to compromise their core values and violate their religious beliefs,” Rep. Scalise said. “The radical left’s continued attacks against the Constitution in an effort to erode First Amendment freedoms cannot go unchallenged. This resolution of disapproval blocks D.C.’s unconstitutional measure, maintains current law, and takes a strong stand in defense of religious freedom.”