December 13, 2016

Corker: Religious Freedom Bill to Become Law

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised unanimous passage of H.R.1150, the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, by the House of Representatives. The legislation, which was approved by the committee last Tuesday and the full Senate on Saturday, is now on its way to the president’s desk to be signed into law. The bill seeks to advance religious freedom through enhanced diplomatic and foreign assistance efforts, including improved training for foreign service officers and greater flexibility for responding to cases of religious persecution. 

“This bill will help ensure that defending religious freedom remains at the core of our engagement in even the most repressive parts of the world and that we have the most effective policies in place to be successful,” said Corker. “I am proud of the unanimous support this legislation received in our committee and in both houses of Congress, and I look forward to the president signing it into law.”