The Equality Act
- Medicare for All Act
- Hyde Amendment
- Combat the Opioid Crisis
- Defend Christian Higher Ed
- Pain Capable Act
- Solution for Dreamers
How the ERLC is advocating for life and religious liberty in appropriations
As the U.S. Congress reconvenes after the election, it must work to either complete appropriations work or pass another continuing resolution (CR) by the end of December 16. Congress previously passed a short-term CR in September to fund the government through December 16. On July 20, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a six-bill minibus, …Continue...
Explainer: Why the ERLC still opposes the Respect for Marriage Act
Today, the Senate will once again take up the Respect for Marriage Act. Though the bill overcame the legislative filibuster with 62 members, 50 Democrats and 12 Republicans, voting in favor of moving forward with the bill before Thanksgiving, today’s vote will consider three potential amendments to the bill and then final passage. Once the …Continue...
Advocacy priorities for the ERLC in the Lame Duck Session
Though results are still coming in from Tuesday’s midterm elections that will determine which party controls the House of Representatives, Congress is coming back in session today with a long list of legislative items to do before the end of the year. This session between the election and the swearing in of the new Congress …Continue...
Explainer: House passes extreme pro-abortion legislation
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill titled the “Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021.” This vote was largely along party lines, with every Republican and only one Democrat, Rep. Cuellar (D-TX), voting against the harmful bill. This piece of legislation is one of the most pro-abortion bills to have ever passed the …Continue...
Explainer: Federal court blocks controversial transgender mandate for healthcare professionals
This week, a federal court in Texas ruled that it is unlawful to force healthcare professionals to violate their consciences for gender transition procedures. This is good news for children, families, and Christians who want to continue serving in roles without conforming to “the latest fashionable ‘right side of history’ cause.” What is the history …Continue...
Explainer: Understanding the Ethiopian civil war
Since November, the Ethiopian government and a regional military group have been engaged in a struggle for power and control over Tigray, the northern region of Ethiopia. On June 28, rebels known as the Tigray Defense Forces occupied Mekelle, Tigray’s capital city, following the retreat of Ethiopian government troops, marking a major shift in the …Continue...