Congressional Republicans are speaking out in support of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies after the Biden administration moved to make it harder for such organizations to access exemptions to federal nondiscrimination rules.
In a public letter signed by more than 100 senators and representatives, including Utah Sens. Mitt Romney and Mike Lee, Republican leaders call on the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that religiously affiliated agencies don’t lose access to government funding as a result of their religious beliefs.
“HHS should be welcoming child welfare providers, not excluding them. Children are too important to be pawns in political games,” they say.