Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota is pleased to endorse state Senator Kelly Armstrong for the U.S. House of Representatives, representing North Dakota in the seat vacated by U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer.

We endorse Kelly Armstrong based on his support of many issues, including educational choice, religious freedom, and the sanctity of life. On the life issue, Senator Armstrong states, “I am proud of my pro-life record, and I will always be a pro-life congressman.”

Sen. Armstrong’s colleagues in the state legislature are quick to confirm that they have rarely met someone who works as hard on legislative issues. He spends enormous amounts of time researching bills and doing his “homework” – a needed trait from someone representing North Dakota families in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sen. Kelly Armstrong is the right person to be our state’s next representative in Congress. Please vote family values when you are in the election booth this coming November, and let’s get Kelly Armstrong into Congress working for North Dakotans!

Paid for by Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota

House Subcommittee Hearing

Today a House committee heard a bill that would protect people of faith from government discrimination. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee heard the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA).

Last summer when the U.S. Supreme Court redefined marriage, Justice Samuel Alito asked Donald Verrilli, solicitor general, whether such action might lead to a Christian college or university losing its tax exempt status if it believed marriage to be between one man and one woman.

“It’s certainly going to be an issue,” Verrilli answered. “I don’t deny that. I don’t deny that, Justice Alito. It is going to be an issue.”

Now one year later, we have even more examples of infringement on religious freedoms. And lawmakers are trying once again to pass FADA.

“Our government was charged with protecting the religious freedom of its people,” said Autumn Leva, policy director at Family Policy Alliance. “No American should be shunned by their own government for believing in God’s design for marriage as our country did for decades before the Supreme Court’s decision.”

Pro-Life Conscience Act Graphic

House leadership will bring a pro-life conscience protection act to the floor for a vote Wednesday. S 304, the Conscience Protection Act (CPA), would stop the government from discriminating against those who do not wish to be forced to take part in abortion.

CPA is needed because the Department of Health and Human Services has refused to investigate violations of existing federal law that protects conscience.

“Conscience is about choice,” said David Christensen of the Family Research Council. “Health-care professionals should not be forced to engage in abortion against their will, and that includes churches and others who purchase health insurance. CPA is about basic fairness for everyone and is a key pro-life priority.”