Contact: Stacey Holliday, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 126
WASHINGTON, June 27 /Christian Newswire/ -- Concerned Women for America (CWA) praised the House of Representatives for taking serious steps to address important issues that have been too long ignored. The House released its “American Values Agenda” this afternoon which includes, among other issues, several topics that are a top priority for Congress and for America’s families.
“With a myriad of issues diverting much of Congress’ attention, we are encouraged by the proactive leadership shown today in the House of Representatives,” said Lanier Swann, CWA’s Director of Government Relations. “We applaud Majority Leader Boehner, Majority Whip Blunt, and all the House leadership for giving pro-family issues the priority they deserve. American families will be encouraged to know that House leaders understand that values issues are critically important to the nation’s future.
“Protecting life at every stage is a most important aspect of any American Values Agenda. Our hope is that the Senate will follow suit in scheduling pro-life votes before they recess for the summer. A vote cast to protect life is the most significant vote a member of Congress can cast. We look forward to those votes in the coming weeks,” Swann said.
CWA stands with the House and pledges to continue to raise awareness of and work toward final passage of legislation such as:
Pledge Protection Act (H.R. 2389; Akin)
Freedom to Display the American Flag Act (H.R. 42; Bartlett)
The Public Expression of Religion Act (H.R. 2679; Hostettler)
Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act (H.R. 356; C. Smith)
Internet Gambling Prohibition (Leach/Goodlatte):
Human Cloning Prohibition Act (H.R. 1357; D. Weldon)
Family Tax Permanency
Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization.