Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Appropriations Committee passed H.R. 1881, the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, as an amendment to the FY2019 Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill. The amendment, which was introduced by Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Alabama), passed 29-23.

The Inclusion Act is a legislative response to rampant discrimination against faith-based child welfare providers across the nation.

Jon Schweppe, Director of Government Affairs at American Principles Project, released the following statement:

“We applaud the House Appropriations Committee for passing the Inclusion Act and including it in the FY2019 Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill.

“Faith-based child welfare providers offer critical services to women, children, and the community at large. They are irreplaceable. The fact that state and local governments are discriminating against these providers on the basis of religion is deeply troubling and demands a legislative response.

“Passing the Inclusion Act sends an important message: anti-religious discrimination has no place in American society.”

To schedule an interview with Jon Schweppe, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org.

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