Federal - HR 897

Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act - HR 897

Introduced

January 30, 2019

Description

This bill would allow child placing agencies with sincerely held religious beliefs to live out their faith and consider religious beliefs when placing children in homes. 

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Commentary

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An Obama administration rule change impacting Child Placement Agencies (CPAs) and others redefined "non-discrimination" (which historically applied only to race, color, and national origin) to include religion and sexual orientation. This has resulted in faith-based Child Placing Agencies (CPAs) being faced with the dilemma of no longer considering religious beliefs when placing children in homes at the risk of losing funding and possibly their CPA license. The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act would allow CPAs with sincerely held religious beliefs to live out their faith and consider religious beliefs when placing children in homes.

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 63

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  • Sept. 13, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Steube, (R-Fla.)
  • July 9, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Marchant, (R-Texas)
  • June 4, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Luetkemeyer, (R-Mo.)
  • May 1, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Timmons (R-S.C.)
  • March 27, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cloud, (R-Texas)
  • March 18, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Reschenthaler, (R-Pa.)Rice, T. (R-S.C.)
  • Feb. 28, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Jordan, (R-Ohio)
  • Feb. 25, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Estes, (R-Kan.)Long, (R-Mo.)Smucker, (R-Pa.)
  • Feb. 12, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Bacon, (R-Neb.)Chabot, (R-Ohio)Johnson, B. (R-Ohio)
  • Feb. 7, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Calvert, (R-Calif.)Latta, (R-Ohio)Schweikert, (R-Ariz.)
    LaHood, (R-Ill.)Olson, (R-Texas)Williams, (R-Texas)
  • Feb. 5, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Banks, (R-Ind.)Foxx, (R-N.C.)Mitchell, (R-Mich.)
    Budd, (R-N.C.)Kelly, T. (R-Miss.)Ratcliffe, (R-Texas)
  • Jan. 30, 2019 — Original cosponsor(s): 37

    Aderholt, R. (R-Ala.)Gohmert, (R-Texas)Peterson, (D-Minn.)
    Allen, (R-Ga.)Grothman, (R-Wis.)Posey, (R-Fla.)
    Biggs, (R-Ariz.)Hartzler, (R-Mo.)Roe, (R-Tenn.)
    Carter, J. (R-Texas)Hice, (R-Ga.)Rooney, F. (R-Fla.)
    Cole, (R-Okla.)Johnson, M. (R-La.)Rutherford, (R-Fla.)
    Collins, C. (R-N.Y.)Jones, (R-N.C.)Smith, C. (R-N.J.)
    Comer, (R-Ky.)Lamborn, (R-Colo.)Stewart, (R-Utah)
    Duncan, Jeff (R-S.C.)Lesko, (R-Ariz.)Walker, (R-N.C.)
    Flores, (R-Texas)Loudermilk, (R-Ga.)Weber, (R-Texas)
    Fortenberry, (R-Neb.)Meadows, (R-N.C.)Wilson, J. (R-S.C.)
    Gaetz, (R-Fla.)Mooney, (R-W.Va.)Wittman, (R-Va.)
    Gianforte, (R-Mont.)Norman, (R-S.C.)
    Gibbs, (R-Ohio)Palmer, (R-Ala.)
  • Jan. 30, 2019 — Read twice and referred to: House Ways and Means.Congressional Record p. H1334