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S.1279: Freedom to Pray Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Mary L. Landrieu, D-La.
Total Cosponsors 5 (All Republicans)
Introduced July 11, 2013
Latest Major Action July 11, 2013
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Bill Summary

Freedom to Pray Act - Prohibits the federal government from revoking or withholding federal financial assistance that would otherwise be provided to any recipient on the basis of religious activities that are conducted voluntarily and initiated by participants in a program or activity carried out by such recipient.

Prohibits this Act from being construed to authorize the United States or any state or political subdivision to: (1) sponsor a religious activity, (2) prohibit a recipient of federal financial assistance from ensuring that a religious activity does not materially and substantially interfere with the orderly conduct of the program or activities carried out by such recipient, (3) require any person to participate in prayer or other religious activity, or (4) compel any employee or agent of a program or activity that is carried out by a recipient of federal financial assistance to participate in an activity if the content of the speech at the activity is contrary t...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 11, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.