I spoke with Rep. Hoyer for CNSNews. (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) stated that “freedom of religion is a constitutional guarantee,” but said he would not vote to overturn a D.C. law forcing Christian organizations to employ people who advocate abortion.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) recently co-signed a letter to members of Congress asking them to disapprove a D.C. law, titled the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act of 2014, they say is a violation of employers' First Amendment rights.
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act, which would give hourly
private-sector workers the option to reject overtime pay in in favor of
compensatory time off. The Senate is unlikely to take up the
legislation, as Democrats vociferously oppose it. Their reasoning would
make more sense if their arguments were more consistent.
Under the legislation, comp time would accumulate at the rate of 1.5
hours per hour of overtime worked, employees would be permitted to
accumulate a maximum of 160 hours annually, and employers would be
required to pay out unused time at termination.